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. Health And Wellness Clinic can help provide relief to patients that experience neck pain and headaches as well as other injuries.
Symptoms Of Headaches And Migraines
Migraine pain can consist of a dull or persistent pounding or throbbing in the face or neck. A migraine doesn’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. Because of the debilitating symptoms, those who experience frequent migraines may often miss work or school or find it hard to do daily tasks. If you have not been able to find an effective solution for your pain, chiropractic treatment may improve your quality of life.
Studies have shown that spine misplacement or past injuries in the back or neck are key factors for chronic migraines to occur. It is often difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of your chronic migraine. 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 can occur in all people but the following groups are at higher risk:
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders
- People with a family history of migraine
- Those with depression, anxiety, and sleep problems
- Those who are unemployed
Migraine In Children Vs. Adults
While adults have more options to report having a migraine, children are not immune to experiencing migraines. Children often go undiagnosed, but around 1 out of 10 children has experienced a migraine and about 3 out of 10 teens have a migraine often. 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. Chiropractic alignment can be used as a treatment method for individuals of all ages and can help relieve symptoms.
Daily Functioning With 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. With dizziness and nausea often occurring with migraines, these people often avoid driving, sitting in bright rooms, attending concerts, or other loud places when they are experiencing an attack though.
Migraines cost the U.S. economy about $36 billion a year in healthcare costs and lost productivity. While a migraine may not seem that debilitating, the symptoms 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 daylight hours when much is required of adults.
Treating Migraines with Us
If you deal with chronic migraines, you do not need to suffer in silence. Health And Wellness Clinic offers spinal manipulation techniques that can help limit headaches and improve other pain symptoms you experience. As stated above, spinal misalignment is often the cause of migraines and stops your body from healing naturally and stopping the headaches. Trust our chiropractors at 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.