What Is Migraine with Aura? And How to Find Relief

Migraine with Aura and where to find relief

Depending on which site you research, you will find that between 1 in 4 and 1in 6 migraine patients also sufferers from aura. What is aura? How can you find relief from migraines? Read on to learn more about this specific type of neurological condition.

Symptoms of Migraine with Aura

Migraine with aura refers to a common migraine that presents with additional symptoms about 20 to 30 minutes before the actual headache phase begins. Symptoms of aura include:

  • Visual disturbances
  • Loss of vision
  • Seeing flashes of light
  • Seeing spots
  • Blind spots
  • Seeing zigzag lines

As you can see, the majority of aura symptoms are visual. However, there are a few other things that may happen. These are:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Numbness or tingling in the face and hands

Why Do Only Some Experience Aura?

This is not yet understood. Some researchers have posited that aura occurs when a migraine is traveling across the brain in a wave of chemicals or electrical current. However, many symptoms and triggers remain the same regardless of whether a person has aura or not.

Finding Relief from Migraine with Aura

Migraine with aura may be related to the misalignment of the atlas (C1). This is because a subluxation at the base of the skull can affect the brainstem, the vertebral arteries, and cerebrospinal fluid drainage. As a result, migraines happen due to these vascular and neurological changes.

Upper cervical chiropractors are trained to detect and correct even the slightest atlas misalignments. They encourage the bones to return to the original place naturally. If this is the underlying cause of your migraines, you may quickly see the frequency and severity of the condition improve. It may even resolve completely. To learn more, contact an upper cervical practitioner near your city or location.


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