If you get migraines, you probably get frustrated with all of the crazy things you hear people say about them that just aren't true. Ignoring ignorance can be difficult, but if you want to find natural help for your migraines and reduce the frequency and severity of your bouts, here are some migraine myths that you need to get past.
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You knew this one had to be at the top of the list. How do people still believe that migraines are just bad headaches in 2019? There is so much information out there showing how serious this neurological condition can be. But that’s why we use the term ignorance. Unfortunately, if someone is in the 88% of the population who doesn’t get migraines, they may not bother to understand the condition.
An over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever may occasionally help you get through a day of work or an important event that you have to attend during a migraine. However, taking more and more medication is not the solutions to migraines. Here are the three biggest reasons to avoid medication overuse:
Let’s be clear – there are lifestyle adjustments you can make to reduce the frequency of your migraines. If you know your triggers, avoiding them (when possible) is smart. But your triggers are not the cause of your migraines. So you are not to blame for your condition.
With that in mind, what are some of the things you can do to have fewer migraines? Depending on your triggers, any of the following may help you:
Neck pain is frequently left off of migraine symptom lists. However, about 75% of migraineurs report neck pain either before or during the headache phase. That can’t be a coincidence. The real question that needs to be asked is in regard to how the two are related. Here are three ways in which neck pain may actually be at the source of migraines:
These misalignments that cause pain are all also potential underlying causes of migraines, so the link between neck pain and migraines should not be ignored.
If your underlying problem is a misalignment of the C1 and C2 vertebrae, upper cervical chiropractic is the perfect way to get natural help for migraines. This subspecialty of chiropractic involves diagnostic imaging to precisely calculate misalignments combined with gentle adjustments to provide long-term relief. There is no popping or twisting of the neck. Low force adjustments are safe and can provide long-lasting relief once the surrounding soft tissue stabilizes.
If you are suffering from migraines on a regular basis, give upper cervical chiropractic a try. This may be the safe, natural source of relief that you have been searching for. Scheduling a no-obligation consultation with a practitioner in your area is the first step.
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