How to Manage Migraines While in Quarantine

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Stay at home. 

This is what government officials and health experts declared during the first week of December 2020.  In L.A. County, a three-week ban on all public and private gatherings began, forcing people to stay put in their homes until December 20 of this year.

The COVID-19 scare is to blame for this quarantine that was imposed on the largest county in the United States.  Anxiety levels are rising as people from all walks of life have their lives shackled and stunted. 

The uncertainties in the economy, the recent controversies surrounding the Presidential Elections, and the setbacks in business and finance have combined to give people a seemingly doom-and-gloom scenario. For many, the outlook remains worrisome.

In fact, people are now desperate for the help of a chiropractor for migraines, as the pandemic triggers a string of head pain and other intense symptoms. It seems that being locked up at home has triggered the condition among many who suffer from this debilitating condition.


What is Migraine?

While it may be expected for people to get headaches due to the daily stresses of life, those who suffer from migraines have it worse at a totally different level.  A migraine is more than just a bad headache.

A migraine is a condition that makes a person suffer from an intense headache, usually on one side of the head. The pain is described as throbbing, pulsating, or pressing.  Those who suffer from this intense head pain also have the following symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Weakness
  • Sensitivity to Loud Sounds
  • Sensitivity to Bright Lights
  • Sensitivity to Certain Smells or Scents
  • Mood Changes
  • A “drilling” kind of pain in the head
  • Neck Pain
  • Pain the eyes


Migraines with Aura

There is also a type of migraine that does not cause headaches but comes with an aura.  Migraines with aura mean that a person may experience visual anomalies like seeing bright stars, rectangular shapes, or flashing lights that are not actually there. Sometimes, they would also have blind spots or actually experience temporary blindness.

Common Ways People Deal with Migraines

Before getting help from a chiropractor for migraines, most people approach pain relief by doing the following:

1. Pain Medications 

Migraine pain can be so intense opting people to take medications for relief. People take pain-relieving drugs because it is available, convenient, and relatively safe when done with proper advice from a health care professional. 

When the pain gets so awful, people have no other recourse than to seek ways to dull that pain. A cocktail of painkillers usually does the job after about 30 minutes or so.  The only challenge is that these pain relievers may not last long.

Having a stock of pain relievers at home is very important since the lockdown prevents us from going out to purchase at the pharmacy.  So, make sure you have enough supplies of medicine and, of course, food and water.


2. Sleeping

To lay down in bed in a dark, cool room is a respite for many people who suffer from migraines. The relative silence of the dark room helps soothe the spirit of a person with migraines. Overwhelming lights and people’s sounds are reduced when people stay locked up in a room or a special place where one can truly enjoy solitude and rest.


3. Exercise

A chiropractor for migraines also gives good advice to people who suffer from this condition.  After a thorough assessment of a person with migraines, they can recommend specific exercises that help promote good health.  

Based on science, we already know that the body produces more so-called happy hormones when we play or engage in sports of any kind. The rise in the level of hormones (like oxygen, oxytocin, and endorphins) makes a person with migraine function better while helping him or her get healthier and stronger.


Get Pain Relief Today Through Upper Cervical Care

Upper cervical spine adjustment is a pain relief method that has helped thousands of migraine patients reclaim peace of mind and better health. This method helps restore the proper alignment of the topmost bones of the spine. These cylindrical bones called the atlas (C1 vertebra) and the axis (C2 vertebra) are essential to protecting the brainstem. 

The brainstem sends chemical and electrical signals from the brain down to the spine and to the body’s different parts.  These signals enable us to think, feel, and move. When these signals are distorted, we experience pain, numbness, or tingling. A misalignment or injury to the atlas and axis bones is also one of the reasons why people experience migraines.

Every chiropractor for migraines who practice upper cervical chiropractic is very careful not to make the condition worse.  They first conduct readings of x-rays, magnetic image reading, etc. This helps Them to make a proper assessment of any misalignment or injury, after which they decide what course to take.

By working with an upper cervical chiropractor, you can get migraine relief as muscle tension is relaxed, nerve compressions are unblocked, and misalignments in the spine are sorted out. In the long run, improved spine health makes a person experience freedom from pain.

If you want to experience firsthand the benefits of upper cervical chiropractic, please browse our directory to see an upper cervical chiropractor near you.     

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