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Know Your Migraine Triggers and How To Handle it

Do you suffer with migraine headache? Does you feel like it control your life? Knowing your triggers is half the battle and how to handle it?

Migraine headaches are a type of headache that tends to recur and the pain can range from mild to severe. These headaches may worsen with light, loud sound and physical movement. In addition, other symptoms may be associated with the migraine headache, such as nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. Migraine headaches can be quite debilitating, lasting from a few hours to several days and will often cause one to lay down in a silent, cool room.

Common Symptoms of Migraine Headaches

  • Head pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Visual effects
  • Aura
  • Dizziness

Common Triggers of Migraine Headaches

  • Stress
  • Hormones
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Weather changes
  • Diet
  • Dehydration
  • insomnia
  • Environmental stimuli (light, loud sound)

Tracking your triggers on a daily basis can be useful in the prevention of migraine headaches. Download our Free Common Migraine Headache Triggers Daily Checklist.  Knowing your triggers will helpful your doctor when determining a treatment plan for your migraine headaches.

What Can a Doctor of Chiropractic Do for My Migraine Headaches?

Doctors of Chiropractic have been very successful in the treatment of headaches, including migraine headaches.  Spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustments can improve spinal function, decrease pain and alleviate stress.  In addition, Doctors of Chiropractic can provide nutritional recommendations to decrease the occurrences of your migraine headaches . Lastly, they can also offer guidance on proper posture, ergonomics (work postures), exercises and relaxation techniques. These techniques have proven to reduce recurring joint irritation and tension in the muscles of the neck and upper back, which may be related to your migraine headaches.

If you are suffering with headaches, we can help you. Call today 504-456-9296 to schedule an appointment.


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