How Health And Wellness Clinic Can Help With Migraines
Almost 35 million Americans suffer from migraines and it is the second most common type of headache. These are far more debilitating than tension headaches and typically last for longer periods of time. 25% of women suffer a migraine at least once and 8% of men. Oftentimes many people who experience chronic or infrequent migraines go undiagnosed.
Symptoms Of Headaches And Migraines
Migraine pain can consist of a dull or persistent pounding or throbbing in the face or neck. Migraines don’t just affect your cranial area though, severe dizziness and sensitivity to light and sound also occur in those who experience migraines. Disorientation, difficulty concentrating, nausea, vomiting and irritability are other common symptoms.
Studies have shown that spine misplacement or past injuries in the back or neck are a key factor in chronic migraines but it is often difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of your chronic migraines. Other common causes can come from stress, poor diet and eating habits, hormonal changes, interrupted sleep patterns, changes in medication or excessive or lack of physical activity.
Migraines occur in all people but the following are at higher risk:
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders
- People with a family history of migraines
- Those with depression, anxiety and sleep problems
- Those who are unemployed
Migraines In Children Vs. Adults
While adults may report having a migraine more often, children also experience migraines. Children often go undiagnosed but around 1 out of 10 children has a migraine and about 3 out of 10 teens have a migraine. Although adult headaches are more common in adult women, boys are more likely to have migraine attacks before puberty. Some research has linked infant colic to developing migraine headaches.
More About Migraines
9 out of 10 people work or perform other daily activities during a migraine attack. Those who have migraine attacks experience them one to two times a month so it is almost second nature to work while they are happening.
Migraines cost the U.S. economy about $36 billion a year in healthcare costs and lost productivity. While migraines may not seem that debilitating, migraines cause dizziness and nausea which can be hard to push through in day to day situations. Also, because of light and sound sensitivity, migraines are often hard to deal with during the daylight hours.
Treating Migraines with Us
Don’t let migraines take over your life. As stated above, spinal misalignment is often the cause of migraines. Trust Health and Wellness Clinic with your chiropractic care and get back to full functioning order. Rehabilitation is possible with consistent chiropractic treatment and using our spinal decompression methods.