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Migraine Symptoms and Causes

By Madhusudhan Tammisetti

Migraine sufferers have headaches that come and go at random intervals. They're often accompanied by additional symptoms like nausea, vision problems, or vomiting. The pain occurs on one side of the head. Those who have been impacted describe it as pulsing, pounding, or drilling. The pain becomes worse with physical activity.

A severe migraine may significantly limit a person's everyday activities. A single episode might last anywhere from 4 to 72 hours and the attacks happen at irregular intervals. The length and severity of the attack may change over time.

The so-called condition migrainosus is the disease's most severe symptom. It's what experts refer to when a seizure lasts more than three days. This is very distressing for people who are afflicted and necessitates medical attention.

Chiropractors may help relieve migraine by adjusting the spine and improving nervous system function.


A severe headache is the most common migraine symptom. There are also other symptoms, such as sound hypersensitivity or photophobia. A migraine may also be preceded by a variety of neurological abnormalities.

Blurred vision is another typical migraine symptom. These are often zigzag lines or flashes in the visual field. Such visual abnormalities are said to have inspired Vincent van Gogh since he was likely suffering from a migraine called aura.

Along with visual difficulties, tingling in the legs and arms and paralysis may occur during the aura migraine phase. Those who have been afflicted think of a stroke. Even chiropractors may have difficulty distinguishing these aura symptoms from that of a stroke without further investigation. Complaints like slurred speech and decreased balance are further indicators that you may have had a stroke.


There is still no definitive answer to the question of what causes migraines. The reason is attributed to a number of causes. However, it is likely that numerous variables interact rather than a single element being decisive.

Chiropractors think it is a problem with the brain's messenger substance balance and circulatory issues. Genetic factors have a role as well. An attack may be triggered by certain trigger variables such as stress, red wine, or sleep depravity.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors suggest migraine patients bring changes to their diet and lifestyle. Diet imbalance and hectic schedules in daily lives may result in stress, which may cause severe headaches. Taking rest and meditating in the morning may help relieve stress. Another way suggested by chiropractors to relieve headaches is massaging.

Improper posture may also cause migraine. When sitting, if your head, neck, and spine are not in alignment, it may cause severe headaches. Correcting the sitting posture may help in pain relief. Chiropractors may adjust the spine or reduce joint restrictions for greater mobility and improved nervous system function. It may reduce pain, decrease inflammation, and relieve stress disorders.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Las Vegas, Nev.

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