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Migraines

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Back in Motion Integrated Medicine

Integrated Medicine & Chiropractors located in Hurst, TX

Studies estimate that over 38 million people in the United States experience migraines. If you’re looking for relief from your migraine symptoms, the team at Back in Motion Integrated Medicine in Hurst, Texas, can help. They offer a wide variety of services that can help you take control of your migraines and improve your quality of life. Schedule your visit today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.

Migraines Q & A

What is a migraine?

Migraine is a neurological condition that causes severe and disabling headaches, including throbbing or pulsating pain. The head pain may be accompanied by other symptoms such as: 

  • Increased sensitivity to light and sound
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Vision changes or blurred vision

Migraines can last for as long as three days, but a typical migraine lasts for at least four hours. The nature of the pain can vary widely, but most people experience the pain as a dull, steady, and intense ache on their forehead and one side of their head. For some people, migraine pain can affect both sides of their head or even shift back and forth. 

What causes migraines?

It’s unclear exactly what causes a migraine headache, but certain things commonly trigger them, including:

  • Hormonal changes (in women)
  • Caffeine
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Stress
  • Changes in your sleep habits
  • Changes in weather
  • Medications, such as vasodilators and oral contraceptives
  • Food additives, such as aspartame and monosodium glutamate

Migraines are more common in women, and you’re more likely to have them if you have a family member who also has migraines.

What are the phases of a migraine?

Migraines typically have four distinct stages, although sometimes people don’t experience all four of them.

Prodrome 

Prodrome symptoms come on a day or two before the actual migraine and can include hyperactivity, irritability, low energy, depression, and a stiff neck.

Aura 

Aura happens right before the attack and can cause trouble with speaking, vision problems, or a tingling feeling in your legs, arms, or face. Some people never experience the aura stage. 

Attack 

The attack is the actual migraine headache. In some cases, the attack and the aura can overlap with one another. 

Postdrome

Postdrome happens after the actual attack, and typically affects your mood and feelings, producing euphoria, fatigue, or apathy.

How are migraines treated?

Some of the ways to professionally treat migraine include:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Prescription or over-the-counter medications
  • Botox® injections

The team at Back in Motion Integrated Medicine can help you find a solution that works best for your particular needs. To get started, schedule a visit by calling the office today, or booking your appointment online.