How to Keep Working Amid Migraine Episodes

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Do you find concentrating very difficult when you have severe migraine headaches, making work tasks much more challenging? Have you tried many medications or Botox injections yet struggled to find anything that could bring lasting relief? 

Upper Cervical Care patients report a lot of missed workdays due to debilitating migraine symptoms. It's common for most people nursing a migraine not to be able to work or function normally during an attack. This article will share possible ways to help you thrive in your workplace during a migraine episode and how fixing the undetected root cause of your migraines becomes the ultimate treatment for lasting migraine relief. 

#1. Don't Advertise

There are a lot of misconceptions about migraine that, sadly, many people still believe. Hence it may benefit you to share your migraine woes only on a need-to-know basis, as some people are narrow-minded and may think you are just making up excuses.

#2. Educate Selectively

At some point, your boss or co-worker will need to know you have a migraine at work. Making sure they understand the disorder and how it affects you can engage them to support you. You still show a sense of responsibility by telling them when or how you will make up the missed work. Also, finding a colleague who can cover for you and vice versa may be necessary for days when you cannot show up due to severe discomfort. 

#3. Control Your Environment

Modifying your workplace and making it migraine-friendly may help reduce unwanted attacks due to external factors. For example, raising your computer screen to eye level can reduce your neck strain. In addition, if you are sensitive to strong odors, having odor-neutralizing sachets in your work area or pocket may be helpful. You can also replace your office with dimmer lights to ease your light sensitivity. If you can't control your lighting, there are particular types of glasses designed for people with migraine that you can use. Also, noise-canceling earphones may help reduce the frequency or duration of sound-related migraine episodes.

#4. Keep yourself hydrated

Dehydration can lead to migraines, so ensuring you are sufficiently hydrated can help prevent migraine attacks. Ask your office manager to move you closer to your office water source or ensure you have a big enough container to keep you hydrated.

#5. Make a Best Migraine Friend

With an estimated 39 million Americans living with migraine, there's a big chance that someone else in your office experience a migraine. So reach out and make friends with them. They can be part of your support group at work, especially for bad migraine days, as they know exactly how you feel and can perfectly relate to your feelings. You all can support each other, offer remedy options, cover for each other, and remind each other to eat, hydrate, and stay healthy.

#6. Don't Delay

If you are anticipating an attack, acting quickly can make a lot of difference in ensuring you are one step ahead of your condition. You don't always have to wait for your symptoms to worsen before you do something about your pain. 

#7. Find long-lasting relief

Upper Cervical Chiropractic care is becoming increasingly popular for those looking for a safe and natural way to manage their migraine pain. It works by realigning the spine, specifically in the neck area, to reduce or eliminate the onset of migraine episodes. In addition, as misalignments in the upper cervical region of the spine can put pressure on the nerves, chiropractic adjustments can help restore balance and free up blood flow to and from the brain.work, migraine, Upper Cervical Care

Upper Cervical Chiropractic Adjustments for Lasting Migraine Relief

If you're wondering how Upper Cervical Chiropractic care can help relieve the pain and discomfort of migraines, you're not alone. Upper Cervical chiropractic care works by realigning the upper cervical spine to correct undetected misalignments contributing to discomfort.Have you sustained a sports injury that impacted your neck or head? Traumas like whiplash or concussions can cause damage to the connective tissues in your neck, leading to misalignment of the top cervical vertebrae. This misalignment can put the rest of the spine under stress and, over time, impair the body's ability to function correctly. Twisting in the cervical spine can impact critical areas like the brain, spinal cord, and brainstem, leading to migraine symptoms. These effects can manifest after days, months, or even years.Upper Cervical Chiropractic adjustments focus on correcting these misalignments and effectively reducing or eliminating migraine episodes. When the spine is aligned correctly, the nerves are relieved of pressure, and blood flow to and from the brain can return to normal.Get started with a good migraine care regimen today to ensure you are always productive and in tip-top shape! Book an appointment with an Upper Cervical Chiropractic doctor near you and experience the benefits of the safe and gentle cervical chiropractic adjustments in managing your migraine episodes.

 

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