Migraine headache symptoms are nasty. A person with migraine headaches will tell you that their quality of life is not what it should be. Though many sufferers cope and think that there is no solution and that they just have to live with the pain, it’s not true!
Symptoms of migraine headaches include: pain(usually on one side of the head), nausea, dizziness, and visual disturbances. The aura is what we name the visual disturbance. This can occur before or during a migraine headache. This is the nervous system coming into play. The visual disturbances include: visual loss, flashes of light, and bright spots. The aura can also include speech (verbal), movement (motor), or touching sensation (sensory) disturbances.
Migraines can be caused by past traumas such as a head injury or whiplash. These traumas can cause brain stem changes. These injuries can also damage the spine causing postural changes that when evaluated by a Chiropractor can be treated. Therefore, improving and lessening stress on the spinal nerves creates better nerve function. In chiropractic, our treatments are called adjustments. We also do muscle therapies to help reduce tension and tightness.
Your day to day activities cause postural changes that can also bring on migraine headaches. You must look at the ergonomics of your work space. Daily stretches and exercise will also improve posture.
Looking at your diet is important as well. Making sure you are drinking enough water will help keep you hydrated. Dehydration leads to headaches. Certain foods cause inflammation which can lead to headaches and pain. Red meat, red wine, and egg yolk all have arachidonic acids. Arachidonic acid causes inflammation, which can cause a headache. Having a diet that consists of too much sugar can also lead to inflammation. Having too many carbohydrates, and not being active, leads to a spike in blood sugar. A rise in blood sugar causes pain and inflammation. If you want pain, eat more sugar. If you want to avoid pain, eat less sugar!
Besides neurological stress and diet, hormone imbalance, and toxicity must be evaluated as a causative factor and should be ruled out.
For more individualized information regarding your health, please call Voitenko Wellness at 714-730-2225 or contact us here to schedule an appointment!
Voitenko Wellness- Dr. Amber Voitenko-Chiropractor
13372 Newport Ave D, Tustin, CA 92780