For those who suffer from migraines, the next most common symptoms after a moderate to severe headache are the sensory symptoms. The one that is most acknowledged is a sensitivity to light that sends most patients to a dark room during an attack. However, sensitivity to sounds is almost as common.
More than 70% of migraine patients experience sound sensitivity during an attack. For some, loud or unexpected sounds can actually trigger an attack. For others, loud sounds become excruciating while the migraine is going on. For many, a migraine actually makes everything sound louder. In fact, even quiet sounds may become unbearable.
What Causes Sound Sensitivity with Migraines?
This is one question that researchers have been considering while trying to unlock the mysteries of migraines. One idea that has come about is that when a migraine is occurring the patient experiences a deficiency in the brain’s ability to suppress sounds. Thus, while the way your partner chews may not usually bother you, it may remind you of a woodchipper during an attack.
Dealing with Sensory Sensitivities and Other Migraine Symptoms Naturally
When a person experiences a migraine, the underlying cause is usually the last concern. Eliminating the present episode becomes the primary goal, and that often means some kind of fast-acting medication. However, the real goal with any health condition should be to stop it from recurring, and that’s where upper cervical chiropractic care comes into play.
When the top bones in the neck are misaligned, the brainstem and vertebral arteries may be affected. One of the many neurovascular results can be a migraine. As a result, many are experiencing fewer migraines after having this specific misalignment corrected.
If you are tired of the sensory overload and are looking for some natural, long-term relief, upper cervical chiropractic care may be just what you have been searching for. Find a doctor near you to set up a consultation and learn more.
Latest posts by Dr. Perin (see all)
- 7 Facts that Show Migraines Are More than just Bad Headaches - November 12, 2017
- A Link Between Vertigo and Osteoporosis - August 13, 2017
- 3 Beverages that May Help Your Migraines - June 4, 2017