Migraine headaches typically affect one side of the head with a throbbing or pulsating pain, and can induce nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, dizziness, and vomiting. Migraine headaches have been known to last for hours to several days. While women are most likely to have migraines, anyone can have a migraine.
Stage 1: Prodrome
Prior to a migraine, you may experience symptoms including:
Stage 2: Aura
Most migraine auras are visual, although they may manifest as sensory or motion disturbances. Examples include:
Stage 3: Migraine Headache Attack
Untreated migraines usually last from 4 to 72 hours. Migraine headache frequencies vary from person-to-person. Symptoms include:
Stage 4: Postdrome (after a migraine attack)
Postdrome is the final phase of a migraine headache and usually leaves the individual feeling weak and drained. Some people may feel a mild euphoria.
There are multiple factors that appear to play a role in causing migraines. While science doesn't fully understand what causes headaches, genetics, environment, changes in serotonin levels, and spinal subluxations can each play a contributing role. Many individuals have specific triggers that can bring on a migraine. These triggers can include:
Many people turn to chiropractic care to find relief from migraine headaches. Many migraines are brought on by spinal subluxations that chiropractors are able to correct. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Gary Olson may use Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.), acupuncture, cold laser therapy, or other treatments depending on the cause of your migraine.
If you suffer from migraines, call Dr. Gary Olson at 631.462.0917 to set an appointment or use our convenient form below. If you found this article informative, please recommend it to your friends and family.
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