Effective Migraine Treatment and Relief Through NUCCA Chiropractic

Often a migraine comes with extreme head pain intensity, light sensitivity, nausea, and even vomiting, making some form of migraine treatment a necessity.  Depending on the type of migraine you have, it could affect your vision, hearing, and stomach to name a few things.  The hard part about migraines is there are so many different types of symptoms and different kinds, we will get to this later in this page.

As a kid, Dr. Johnson grew up with migraines since the age of 3.  She would ask her parents to stop pounding on the walls.  This was just the noise going on in her head and pounding in her head.  Did you know more than 38 million people in the U.S have migraines every year?  This is a complicated problem, it can affect your work, your relationships along with sleep and many other things.

Migraine Treatment and Migraine Relief

Causes of Migraines

If you are reading this page, you have already done a lot of research on migraines.  You are most likely educated on the subject and looking for answers.  Before we talk about solutions, though, we want to highlight some causes we have found over the years.

Triggers such as food including chocolate and cheese, among other food triggers can contribute to the start of migraines, weather changes, stress, food changes, alcohol.  There is also research showing overactive nervous system can increase things such as releasing chemicals the body makes such as serotonin or calcitonin which causes the blood vessels found in one of the layers of the brain to swell. Changes in blood flow can contribute to pain. Then, inflammation and pain develop.

Causes of Migraines - Food and Drink Triggers

People always ask, why do I get them?  Did you know if you are a woman, you are 3 times more likely to suffer with this type of pain?  Most people who get migraines also have family who are prone to deal with migraines. One report suggested if both parents have migraines, the child has a 75% chance of acquiring them as well. Depression, sleep disorders and epilepsy can increase your likelihood of migraine pain.

Common Types of Migraine Headaches

You may have read about various types of migraines before, some common ones are listed below:

  • Migraine with aura
  • Occipital and Ophthalmic migraine
  • Hemiplegic migraine
  • Abdominal migraine
  • Menstrual migraine if associated with a woman’s menstrual cycle

Often, a person can feel a migraine starting the day before or hours before.  Over half of people, report being more sensitive to noises, smells, or light before the migraine kicks in.  Sometimes, people tell us they have a feeling of being grumpy or anxious before a migraine. Sometimes, due to the stomach being upset, a person also feels they can’t eat or drink.  Many times, people report feeling tired as well.

With a migraine, there can be a feeling or nervous system response called an aura.  If you have ever felt like you are out of your body, blind spots, tingling or numbness in one side of your body, a heavy feeling in your body heightened sense of smell or light, this could be a way your body is feeling during an aura.

The intense feeling of a migraine can be feel like throbbing that gets worse as you try to do things.  The pain can not be ignored.  Often, the pain is in a small area of  the person’s head or upper neck muscles.  Sometimes, it is the entire head.  It is reported, more than ¾ of people with a migraine get nausea and about half vomit.  There is no magic number how long the migraines last, they may last a few hours, minutes or even days.

Once the migraine is gone, it may leave you feeling exhausted, worn out and difficulty with concentration. It can trigger tiredness and weakness. The stomach may feel hungry but you may still have a cautious feeling or upset stomach regarding eating or drinking too much after the migraine has left.

Are Migraines life threatening?

So – are Migraines life threatening?  They sure may feel like it.  It is good to know, most are not life threatening. If a headache/ migraine starts suddenly and very intensely, further imaging studies may need to be done like a CT to rule out an aneurysm or stroke.  Going to the ER is necessary if you have tingling or numbness or a loss of feeling in half of your body or you can’t talk to rule out any further problems.

And, is there a cure?  Sadly, there is not a cure for every migraine type.

We teach at our office and have come to understand over the years, it is better to control the controllable.  What do we mean?  What we mean is keep your schedule organized as best you can to avoid intense stress. Make food changes gradually or plan a bit of extra time to adapt to changes in your food or fasting. Maintain a routine as much as possible with exercise and sleep.

Establishing and keeping regular sleep patterns can help alleviate migraines.

Next, let’s say you already have a migraine, then what?

Medications for immediate Migraine Relief

It is suggested to use over the counter medication like Tylenol, Motrin and caffeine. Of course, you would need to follow recommended guidelines and ask your doctor about taking them more than 2 times per week. Sometimes a doctor will prescribe anti-nausea medication to help with the nausea. There is also a class of drugs called triptans, which include Imitrex and Relpax and Maxalt.  Then there are medications such as Cafergot and Migergot which works on chemicals in the brain as well.  There are many others used as well to treat migraines and the effect of migraines. Botox injections are used more and more as migraine treatment.

Alternative Natural Migraine Treatment and Relief

What if you don’t like medications or the symptoms created by the medications?  What if they don’t work for you?

At our office we have seen thousands of patients with migraines over the last 20 years.  We have found when the alignment of the head and neck is not optimal, many times, migraines are heightened and come more often.  We work with a well-known procedure that has provided many patients with migraine relief over the years.  In fact, this is the reason Dr. Johnson became a chiropractor that focuses on NUCCA Chiropractic. (nucca.org)

Dr. Johnson’s migraines became a thing of the past when she became a patient of a well- known doctor in the Las Vegas, Nevada region.   Many of our patients also use meditation and regular sleep schedule and massage along with NUCCA Chiropractic Migraine Treatment to find relief of migraines.

Nucca Migraine Treatment Adjustment

NUCCA affects the blood flow and circulation of the head and neck area, it corrects the alignment of the upper neck and head region.  Many times, the head and neck are off centered after a trauma like a car accident or a fall.  Often, wear and tear on the spine, long periods of time at a computer or work station may affect the alignment of the spine and it compromises the spinal integrity.

When you have had enough and are ready to try a non-invasive, non-surgical and medication free approach, give us a call to see if you would be helped by our NUCCA chiropractic procedures.

We look forward to meeting you and seeing you live a larger fuller life again!

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