In England alone, 8 million people suffer from migraines, and as much as 30% of that group experience aura along with the migraine. An even smaller group experience what is called a silent migraine. These migraines have all the symptoms of the condition except for the headache. As a result, they often go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. What are the symptoms of a silent migraine? Is there a natural means for finding lasting relief?
What Is a Silent Migraine?
Aura is generally part of a silent migraine. This is a series of symptoms that precede the severe headache commonly associated with migraines. However, when the aura is followed by other migraine symptoms and no headache, it is still a migraine. Here are some of the symptoms to look out for:
- Numbness and tingling
- Blurry vision or seeing squiggly lines
- Vision loss
- Light, sound, and smell sensitivity
- Speech difficulties
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Abdominal pain and/or diarrhea
- Vertigo or dizziness
Because the headache is the first thing doctors usually look for, silent migraines can often go undiagnosed. Treatment may be provided for symptoms such as medications that relieve dizziness or nausea.
Finding Effective Care for Silent Migraines
Whether a migraine includes a headache or not, the underlying problem is still neurological in nature. As a result, the right place to look for finding help is in the central nervous system. Upper cervical chiropractic care specifically looks at the top two bones of the neck right at the base of the skull. This is where many migraine issues find their genesis.
For example, an upper cervical subluxation may cause a problem with blood flow to the brain. Less oxygen can cause a migraine. The misalignment could also cause a problem with cerebrospinal fluid drainage. As this necessary fluid pools, migraines can be the result.
A correction of the misalignment can give the body the opportunity to heal. Because gentle adjustments are long-lasting, more healing can take place. Patients also can go longer between visits result in savings versus most other medical methods of migraine care. To learn more, schedule a consult with a local upper cervical chiropractor today.
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