When one is suffering from a debilitating migraine, often all he wants to do is reach for the quickest relief possible. Usually, this comes in the form of a pill from the drug store or pharmacy. The purpose of these medications is to cover over the pain until it goes away or prevents it so that, hopefully, the migraine pain stays away. It is important to note, however, that this type of migraine relief is not permanent. This means one will have to continue to take medication on a regular basis to ward off migraines or keep a bottle of medication nearby in case a migraine occurs. The truth is, unless the underlying cause of migraines is addressed, they may continue to occur throughout one’s life meaning a lifetime of medication to assist with the pain.
Medications commonly used to treat migraines are:
- Tylenol (acetaminophen)
- Ibuprofen (NSAIDs)
- A number of other pain relievers
Migraines are more than just pain in the head area. They also include:
- Visual disturbances – seeing sparks of light or zigzag lines
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Partial blindness
- Sensitivity to light, odor, and sound
So, instead of relying on medication for relief, what is one to do?
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Caring for Migraines Naturally
A natural, effective alternative is available at Advance Upper Cervical Chiropractor. We understand the connection between migraines and a misalignment that is often located in the top bones of the neck. These bones are located near the brainstem and, when out of place, can cause it to malfunction and send improper signals to and from the brain and body leading to a number of health problems, including migraines.
If a misalignment is found during the initial exam and diagnostic imaging, we will work to correct it by using a gentle method to encourage, rather than force, the bones to move back into place. When this is accomplished, communication between the brain and body can be restored, often leading to a reduction in migraine symptoms or a resolution of them completely with no need to carry around medication just in case.
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