Thursday, July 7, 2016

Migraines Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

There are several different types of headaches that thousands of people suffer from daily. The list can start with TMJ “Temporomandibular joint” headaches, sinus headaches, tension headaches, neck pain headaches “cervico-genic” headaches, migraines and cluster headaches. I would like to describe to you how these headaches can affect you, the signs, symptoms and treatment options that maybe best for you.

According to the Medical News Today there was an article written by Dr. Helen Webberly, who gives one of the best and well written explanations about migraine headaches, causes, symptoms and treatments. The link to this article is below.

A migraine is a severe, painful headache that can be preceded or accompanied by sensory warning signs such as flashes of light, blind spots, tingling in the arms and legs, nausea, vomiting, and increased sensitivity to light and sound.
The excruciating pain that migraines bring can last for hours or even days. Migraine is a common problem affecting 36 million Americans, about 12% of the population.

Migraine Statistics

§ The cause of migraines is still largely unknown.
§ Migraines can be preceded by an aura of sensory disturbances followed by a severe one-sided headache.
§ Approximately 12% of Americans get migraine headaches.
§ Migraine tends to affect people between 15-55 years of age.
§ Some people who suffer from migraines can clearly identify triggers or factors that cause the headaches such as allergies, light and stress.
§ Some people get a warning prodrome, preceding the onset of a migraine headache.
§ Many migraine sufferers can prevent a full-blown attack by recognizing and acting upon the warning signs.
§ Over-the-counter medications can eliminate or reduce pain.
§ Specific medications can help some sufferers.
§ People who suffer from severe attacks can take preventative medicines.

Migraines can be debilitating for those who suffer from them on an ongoing basis. If you are suffering from migraines, it is important to consult a physician. Doctors of chiropractic medicine are highly trained and can help their patients in many ways beyond just treatment of spinal pain. If you are suffering from migraines contact Dr. Salameh today. Dr. Salameh is a board-certified chiropractic physician who has always believed in natural healing. He takes a whole body approach to your care and offers the latest therapies to help you heal naturally through corrective chiropractic care, nutrition, and exercise.


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