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Headaches and Migraines

Understanding Migraines

Migraines are a type of headache that can be debilitating and affect your quality of life. Migraines are throbbing headaches that may come with other symptoms, such as problems with vision and nausea. However, not all migraines are the same. For example, some migraines can severely impact vision, while others may only affect a specific part of our body. At Maryland Farms Chiropractic in Brentwood, our chiropractors can evaluate and identify various types of migraines and provide high-quality chiropractic care to help manage pain associated with migraines.

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What a Migraine Feels Like

Pain is often on one side of the head. It can be persistent or throbbing. Head pain can be so bad that it causes vomiting. Many patients who suffer from migraines also experience dizziness. Any light, sound, or smell may suddenly become too much to handle. Migraine pain can last for hours, days, or even weeks if left untreated.

What Causes Migraines

Headache and migraine pain are commonly caused by auto accidents, head injuries, stress, tension, diet, and a variety of health conditions, such as subluxations that impact your nerves. Migraines also often run in families. Women often experience migraines right before or during their periods.

About Migraine Triggers

Patients often experience triggers before their migraines occur. They are different for every migraine. The most common migraine triggers include powerful smells, withdrawal from medications or caffeine, lack of sleep, eating certain foods like processed meats, and drinking wine.

Keeping a Migraine Journal

Discovering your migraine triggers is key to managing your migraines, since it helps you avoid future migraines. Keep a journal of your daily activities to help pinpoint your triggers. Women should note what day of their menstrual cycle it is. Note how much sleep you got the night before. Write down what happened right before experiencing migraine symptoms. Write down what you ate and drank and what medications you took or forgot to take.

Migraine Auras

Many times, the body gives warnings that a migraine attack is about to occur. These are called auras. They are often visual changes that look like flashes, zigzags, strange bright shapes, and halos around light. Some people may also experience a partial loss of vision. The pain usually starts within an hour of a migraine aura.

Chiropractic Treatment for Migraines

We help patients suffering from migraines find natural relief. Our chiropractors offer treatments like spinal adjustments to ease tension. We will create a customized treatment plan unique to the patient's needs for optimal results.

Visit Us for Pain Management from Our Chiropractors in Brentwood

If you have questions about how our chiropractors can help you manage your migraine, contact our team at Maryland Farms Chiropractic by calling us at (615) 309-8379. We are dedicated to providing our patients the care they need to live healthy and pain-free lives. Contact us to schedule your first consultation on your path towards optimal wellness.