Migraines are painful headaches accompanied by a variety of symptoms such as visual disturbances, sensitivity to light, sound and smells, nausea and vomiting. Migraine attacks may vary in length and frequency: usually lasting from 4 to 72 hours, with most people free of symptoms between attacks.
‘Classic migraines’ are those accompanied by aura symptoms – neurological signs such as visual disturbance, numbness or tingling, dizziness, speech and hearing defects. Some people report memory changes, and feelings of fear and confusion. Other migraines are referred to as ‘common migraines’.
When taking a patient’s history, the chiropractor will be careful to distinguish migraines from other forms of recurring headache such as: tension, sinus, eyestrain and cluster headaches.
Chiropractic an effective form of Migraine prevention
Studies have shown that Chiropractic can be effective in Migraine prevention.