Cause of Migraine Headaches
Cause of Migraine Headaches
Are you suffering from migraines that seem to happen all the time? Do they happen at the same time and same day every week? If you are experiencing reoccurring migraine headaches don’t worry, there is a treatment that can help to relieve your pain.
Some people believe that the cause of migraine headaches can be attributed to abnormal levels of dopamine and serotonin, which are common chemicals found in the brain. These chemicals can cause the blood vessels to change which can lead to migraines. Additionally, changes in blood flow to the brain can be caused by spasiming of the vessels that lead directly into the brain. These changes can cause severe amounts of pain. Once a migraine trigger is experienced, and combined with the blood constrictions that is already being experienced, a migraine headache is sure to happen.
There are several different types of headaches which can include cluster headaches, tension headaches, sinus headaches, and of course the dreaded migraine headaches. Each type of headache has its own set of unique triggers. For migraine headaches, common triggers may include:
- Experiencing motion sickness during various forms of travel
- Being a smoker or being exposed to large amounts of smoke, both cigar and cigarette
- Experiencing high amounts of stress, increasing after a high stress event or following an event that caused high amounts of adrenaline
- Being exposed to intense perfumes or smells which may include cleaning products and essential oils
- High amounts of physical exertion that could but heavy strain on the body
- Changing levels in hormone activity which might happen during menopause, pregnancy, or the menstrual cycle or if hormone replacement therapy is being used such as birth control
- Exposure to intense levels of fluorescent or flickering lights, intense sunlight or sun glare
- Abuse of pain medications that can result in rebound head pain
- Recently changing your sleeping or eating habits, this may include fasting, changes in times that you eat, dieting, skipping meals, changing your sleeping on weekends, and sleeping too little or too much
- Certain foods may be triggers such as smoked foods, alcohol, chocolate, eggs, processed meats, pickled foods, aged cheeses, caffeinated drinks, artificial sweeteners, salami, and hot dogs
If you are experiencing chronic migraine head pain it might be suggested that you begin to record a journal of your migraine episodes. Each record should identify your symptoms, possible triggers, and the actions that occurred leading up to the migraine happening. This may help to identify a pattern of triggers that could be causing the start of your migraine pain.
Why Not Treat the Source?
Most providers work to treat the symptoms of your migraine headaches using drugs and prescriptions that you get over the counter. If your migraine pain is caused by triggers, possibly food related or due to improper sleeping habits, a doctor could suggest changing some of your living habits. Other people seek alternative treatments to reduce their migraine pain. These treatments may include meditation, acupuncture, homeopathy, herbs, or massage. Though any of these treatments may provide some temporary relief from your symptoms, there is only one treatment that has been tried by millions, and has successfully treated the source of your migraine headaches and has kept them from coming back – chiropractic care.
Does Chiropractic Care Actually Work?
Most of the treatments used to treat migraine pain are focused on preventing the start of the migraine or on relieving head pain. Neither of these treatment ideas look at the source of your migraine pain, but merely the symptoms, or preventing the symptoms, of the pain. Chiropractors work to help heal your body in accordance with the body’s natural ability to heal itself. They are highly educated and are licensed in the state they are practicing in. Additionally most insurances cover chiropractic treatments.
Our Top Rated Chiropractors want to help work to find you relief from your migraine headaches. They will work to locate the source of your pain with a series of health related questions and full examinations. After gathering all of the necessary information they will decide if chiropractic care would be a good treatment option for you. Next our Top Rated Chiropractors will create a unique and individualized treatment plan that uses a combination of manual adjustments, nutrition therapy, and adjustments using technology. The treatment techniques are all-natural and don’t use medications that could potentially have harmful side effects.
The Nervous System
Our Top Rated Chiropractors believe that if there is any issue within the nervous system, the body cannot function properly. This can happen when the bones in the spine become move out of their proper place and become misaligned. Chiropractors are educated in how to find and correctly realign these misalignments without the use of surgery or drugs.
When the bones located in your spine move out of alignment it can be for a variety of reasons. The most common reason is due to the experience of trauma which can happen during a car accident or when falling. Growing up we have all fallen many times and even though pain may not be felt at the time of the incident, the spine has to work to compensate. After it has compensated for an extended period of time, the spine cannot compensate anymore and you experience pain.
Our Top Rated Chiropractors are experienced in treating people suffering from migraine headaches. Treatments are not guaranteed to work for every person, and results are not always seen in the same amounts of time. For some several adjustments may be needed before relief is found. If you think that chiropractic care might be a good option to treat your migraine pain call one of our Top Rated Chiropractors to set up a consultation today.
If you think that chiropractic may be right in treating your head pain, call one of our Top Rated Chiropractors today to set up your consultation. Relief is possible!
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