Few of the complaints that we see can be as unpleasant as migraine. Migraines vary in intensity and some of us are still able to function during an attack but many cannot.
There is significant variation from person to person in the type of pain people have with migraine. Classic migraine is a throbbing pain on one side mof the face or skull and frequently has additional or warning symptoms in the senses .. like mild visual hallucinations or a strange taste in the mouth.
Modern research has shown that during a migraine there are changes in the blood flow to the brain. Like many symptoms migraine more than likely has numerous underlying causes, a good indicator of this is that the triggers can vary from chocolate right through to stress and hormonal changes in the body. It’s good to remember though that there is a difference between a ‘trigger’ and a cause, tennis can trigger heart attacks afterall but it isn’t the true cause.
People who experience migraine often report that they have a strong sense that the pain while mostly residing in the front of the head emanates from the base of the skull and upper neck. These people also usually also report that acupuncture and acupressure in combination with chiropractic brings rapid easing of symptoms and can even stop the onset of serious episodes.
If you are suffering from migraines and would like to have a talk with us about your options for managing them the quickest and safest way possible give us a call.