One of the most difficult things about dealing with migraines is never knowing when the next one will strike and leave you out of commission for a day (or several, depending on how bad the episode is). But what if there was a way to predict when the next migraine would strike. Sure, you’d still have to deal with it, but at least you could reschedule what you needed to in advance, right? Researchers may have just taken a big step in knowing when the next neurological bout will occur.
Why Predicting Migraines Is Vital
There are plenty of medications to help deal with migraine symptoms once they happen. These medications have varying degrees of success. However, as pharmaceutical companies search for concoctions that can prevent a migraine if taken just before one strikes, it becomes more important to know when a migraine will occur so as not to waste expensive pills (especially since they will likely also come with a host of unwanted side effects).
Researchers have discovered that stress levels are actually a good predictor of the onset of migraines. The study, which included 15 patients, revealed that when low to moderate stress rates suddenly increased, a migraine would occur within the next few days.
Natural Migraine Relief without the Guesswork
Of course, this research combined with new migraine medications still leave a lot to chance. On the other hand, a natural way to find migraine relief is emerging that takes some of the guesswork out of the equation. If you are suffering from an upper cervical subluxation, a gentle adjustment will likely provide some relief if not complete resolution of the problem.
The top bones of the spine (C1 and C2) protect the brainstem and help to facilitate blood flow to the brain. A misalignment can place pressure on the brainstem, inhibit blood flow, and restrict cerebrospinal fluid drainage. These are all things that may lead to migraines. Correcting the misalignment can help the body to heal naturally and provide the help you’ve been searching for. To learn more, contact a practitioner near you.