Migraine is nothing like headaches. The former is so severe, it may incapacitate an individual, making it hard to even get out of bed!
In the U.S. about 37 million people suffers from migraine. According to a study, 13 percent of adults suffer from migraine out of which 2 to 3 million sufferers are chronic. Pain is intensified due to physical activity during a migraine, but symptoms differ from one individual to another.
Here are a few indication of migraine:
Some people experience aura. If you see flickering lights, spots or lines it could mean you have a migraine coming up. Aura lasts for a period of 5 minutes to an hour then comes a “skip phase” of 30 minutes before the headache starts. But don’t label auras as a definite symptom of migraine—some people have it normally without any pain.
Mood Swing & Depression
Sudden mood swings can be a sign of migraine. Some people often feel depressed or overly excited for no reason.
According to a study in Neurology, there is a genetic predisposition of people with migraine to be depressed. Moderate or severe depressions can be a leading cause for the episodic migraines to turn chronic.
Another irritating symptom which is incredibly awful is nausea. According to American Migraine Study II, it affects nearly 3 quarter of people who suffer migraine and about 1 quarter of these sufferers deal with vomiting too.
Lack of Sleep
According to American Migraine Foundation, people who suffer from migraine are at a greater risk of dealing with sleep disorders. Sleep is essential for better health. Lack of sleep can easily trigger an onslaught of headache and migraines.
If you are traveling, the change in sleeping pattern or high level of stress—say due to work—can trigger migraine.
According to a study published in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, neck pain is quite common among migraine sufferers. If you feel stiffness and tightness in your neck, along with sudden sensitivity to light, sound or smell, you can predict the onset of migraine.
What to do if you have migraine?
According to a study, Chiropractic Spinal Manipulative Treatment, Gonstead method—a “hands on” spinal adjusting technique—eliminated chronic migraine issue in a woman aged 52 with a long-term history of chronic migraines. According to the patient, she did not suffer from a single episode of migraine during a 6-month follow-up period.
Chiropractic care can be ideal for migraine, among other health issues. If you are suffering from migraines, get in touch with Amazing Spine Care. They offer chiropractic care for various conditions, including shoulder injuries and spinal stenosis treatment in Jacksonville.