High-resolution MRI: The Future of Migraine Diagnosis

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Are you unsure whether your headaches, sensory sensitivity, and aura stem from migraines or an entirely different condition? Do you feel anxious and nervous that your symptoms might be an indication of a serious health concern? Have you tried getting diagnosed but have had no luck finding definitive results? Are you worried that you’re the only one experiencing severe headaches? 

Truth be told, migraine affects millions of people in the US and the world. Intense headaches, nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound usually describe migraine. Unfortunately, it's often challenging to diagnose because no specific test can confirm if a patient is experiencing migraines. 

Some migraine patients also find it difficult to manage their migraine symptoms. Some seek upper cervical care for natural relief, while others may rely on different methods that prove effective. 

But with the advancement in science and technology nowadays, people suffering from migraine are given renewed hope in the form of high-resolution MRIs. Recent advances in medical imaging technology have opened up a new world of possibilities for migraine diagnosis and are one of the most promising developments in this field.


MRI Scans are Redefining Migraine Diagnosis

High-resolution MRI is an imaging technology used to gather highly-refined scans of study participants with migraine. It produces image scans with higher resolution giving your healthcare provider a clearer view of the part being examined. High-resolution MRI is believed to be invaluable in diagnosing and managing migraine headaches. This revolutionary imaging technology provides unprecedented detail and resolution, allowing doctors to detect brain changes that influence migraines. It is also a valuable tool to help prevent future migraines and other headaches. 


3 Components Researchers Looked At Using High-Resolution MRI

Below are three (3) key components researchers look for from the high-resolution MRI images:

Perivascular spaces (PVS)

These are small fluid-filled spaces in the brain found next to blood vessels and are thought to be part of a fluid and waste clearance in the brain.

White matter hyperintensities (WMH) 

These are bright spots in the white matter which commonly appear in the scans of patients with neurological disorders. Experts believe they represent reduced blood flow in the brain or changes in small vessels that supply the brain with blood.

Cerebral microbleeds (CMB) 

These are small areas in the brain where chronic bleeding likely occurs due to abnormal blood vessels. Scans show CMBs as small dark spots on certain types of MRI.


Examining The Brains Of People With Migraine

These three key components showed that migraine patients had enlarged perivascular spaces in a central area of the white matter, a specific area of the brain called the centrum semiovale. Furthermore, these enlarged perivascular spaces were further associated with more severe white matter hyperintensities among participants with migraine.The promising benefits of high-resolution MRI for diagnosing and managing symptoms bring healthcare providers one step closer to identifying the root cause of migraine headaches. With further studies and more research, it might only be a matter of time before clinical researchers develop a targeted resolution that can provide lasting migraine relief.MRI, Upper Cervical Care

Upper Cervical Care: Your Key to A Happier and Healthier Life

While awaiting further advancement and technology in high-resolution MRI scans, migraine patients can seek regular upper cervical care to help them cope with migraines better. This natural method involves gentle and natural adjustment techniques with tremendous potential to reduce migraine episodes. It involves correcting misalignments in your upper cervical spine, consisting of your C1 and C2 bones.Misalignments in this area of your spine can be caused by physical trauma such as car accidents, falls, slips, trips, or other impacts to your neck or head. In addition, repetitive stress caused by poor posture and poor sleeping positions may also contribute to misalignments.Upper cervical misalignments can press on tender nerves and tissues in the surrounding areas, leading to uncomfortable and sometimes debilitating migraine symptoms. Apart from that, the upper cervical spine protects the brainstem, and when they are misaligned, the brainstem endures excessive stress and pressure, which can prompt false messages to the brain and trigger migraine-like symptoms.Upper cervical chiropractic care is designed to correct the misalignments causing your migraines. By taking this natural approach and restoring the alignment of your upper cervical spine, you may get lasting relief from your migraine symptoms.If you are suffering from migraine symptoms that linger far too long, upper cervical chiropractic care can help. So put an end to your suffering and book an appointment with an upper cervical chiropractor today to find out if upper cervical care is right for you.


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