As a complex condition, migraine causes symptoms. Most patients only experience a pain behind the eyes, vomiting, nausea, and sensory sensitivity. However, others complain about eye twitching and headache which includes involuntary eye or eyelid movements in the list of uncomfortable symptoms. While it doesn’t pose a serious threat, eye twitching can most definitely cause inconveniences, not to mention discomfort.
Most people note that their eye twitching appears simultaneously with other migraine symptoms. Others, on the one hand, say that it triggers their headaches.
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Many people think that a headache behind the eyes is the only hallmark symptom of migraine attacks. That’s why some feel a bit surprised and disoriented when they begin noticing other signs of a migraine attack, such as eye twitching. So, what causes this uncontrollable movement?
Unfortunately, until today, no one knows why this happens. Some studies insist that it occurs because of a migraine attack, while others insist it acts as a trigger.
Typically, a migraine eye twitch can last for a few minutes to an entire day. It rarely needs medical intervention, too, because it goes away on its own. Besides a migraine episode, eye twitching can happen because of the following health problems:
As we have mentioned, eye twitching usually goes away without the need for medical intervention. However, if they do last for several weeks accompanied by debilitating headaches, we highly recommend talking to our primary doctor. This is a necessary step to rule out problems that may be life-threatening.
You should also consider calling for medical assistance if you notice the following:
Life can be quite extra challenging when migraine attacks become a regular part of your day. Imagine dealing with eye twitching and an unbearable headache behind the eyes while in transit for your daily commute. It can suck out the joy in your life and affect everything, including your social circle, extracurricular activities, and relationships.
Sadly, this is the reality of many people. Therefore, we suggest trying some of the following self-care techniques to cope:
Until today, thousands to millions of people have migraine episodes. That’s why some wonder, is migraine a lifelong problem? Is there no hope for migraineurs? Studies continue to investigate these questions. As it turns out, while migraine affects a significant fraction of the population, it continues to be a mystery to doctors and researchers.
Its true causes remain largely vague, so studies only provide theories. One of the most convincing theories so far is that migraines stem from misaligned neck bones. That’s why many sick and suffering individuals turn to upper cervical chiropractic practitioners for help.
Countless patients turn to upper cervical chiropractic practices for help. Most of these individuals book a consultation because of their debilitating migraine attacks. This is mainly because case studies have long proven that neck alignment can affect your overall wellbeing. Here are some facts to help you understand the importance of neck cervical spine alignment:
Naturally, when your neck alignment is out of whack, the bones interfere with your brain’s signal transmission. The misaligned bones can also impede the functions we listed above. Your nerves and the brainstem can potentially misfire and send confusing signals to the body. As a result, you experience a headache behind the eyes, confusion, spinning sensations, nausea, and other migraine symptoms.
Thankfully, with upper cervical care, you can correct all these problems. Once your neck chiropractor knows the misalignment's severity and the key points that require adjustments, you can start receiving upper cervical care.
It may be a slow and gradual process at first, but you will notice significant improvements once the brainstem and nerves start healing and recovering.
Are you tired of experiencing nausea, vomiting, light sensitivity, and a headache behind the eyes? It’s possible to reduce or put an end to your debilitating migraine symptoms. Contact a nearby upper cervical doctor for help today!
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