If you experience chronic migraines, you understand how crippling they can be to your personal and professional routines. Although each person who suffers from a migraine may experience different symptoms, almost every patient feels pain.
Fortunately, our team of Atlanta Chiropractors are trained to treat all types of chronic conditions and help hundreds of patients each year overcome persistent migraines.
What Is a Migraine?
Migraines refer to intense headaches that last between four to seventy two hours. To diagnose a migraine, a patient has to cite the following details:
- Moderate to debilitating pain
- Pain that exists in a unilateral location
- Pain that pulsates
- Pain that is accentuated by any type of activity
- Patients must also experience heightened sensitivity to light or noise, as well as nausea or vomiting.
Someone who experience these symptoms on regular basis or at least five times within a few months is often diagnosed as a chronic pain sufferer. In the United States, approximately 30 million people suffer from migraines each year and 75 percent of all patients are female.
Helpful Prevention Tips
You may not be able to completely prevent migraines but you can identify and remove particular triggers from your environment. Some common catalysts of migraines include:
- Particular dietary considerations
- Bright lights
- Loud noises
- Specific scents
- Persistent stress
- Poor posture
- Limited sleep
It is recommended to maintain some type of journal to record the details that led to each migraine. Once you are able to extract commonalities from each experience, try to remove such triggers from your lifestyle.
Chiropractic Treatment for Migraines
To help relieve migraines, our chiropractors use spinal adjustments to relieve pressure and stress from your body, while also remove subluxations from your system. Regular or monthly adjustments are highly recommended for those who experience a migraine several times within a month.
Contact the team at AICA Atlanta today if you suffer from migraines and are interested in achieving pain relief. We are open Monday through Sunday for your convenience and provide consultations for new patients. Call us today by dialing (404) 889-8828.