For those who suffer from migraines, the next most common symptoms after a moderate to severe headache are migraine sensory sensitivities. The very common one is 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. Other people experience excruciating loud sounds during a migraine episode. For many, a migraine actually makes every 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 Migraine Sensory Sensitivities and Other 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.