A migraine is much more than a garden variety headache. It’s a sensory event that can even be accompanied by harbingers that indicate serious pain and discomfort in your near future. Migraine pain can be so severe and disorienting that it makes you take to your bed and draw the blinds — for a period of days.
Everyone at BodyWorks Medical Center is dedicated to treating migraines expediently and safely. And we do so without the use of invasive techniques and painkillers that are often habit-forming.
Migraine symptoms vary, but are myriad. They include:
Even taste and smell can be affected by a migraine. The broad range of symptoms reflects the fact that a migraine is a different type of headache; your brain influences some of a migraine’s symptoms, and symptoms can last from a few hours to several days.
All of the answers aren’t known yet, but your migraine symptoms are fueled by nerve cells that go into overdrive and affect your trigeminal nerve. An MRI study done on migraine sufferers suggested that they possess brain characteristics that are different from those who don’t suffer from migraines. Some people have a predisposition to migraine or are triggered by varied factors, such as:
A particularly unpleasant effect of migraines is that some sufferers experience symptoms that are warning signs of an impending migraine. If you’ve had these, your day-to-day anxiety level is understandably affected.
At BodyWorks Medical Center, we learn about your individual migraine history and create a treatment plan customized to you. Chiropractic care is a successful noninvasive, drug-free approach to managing and preventing migraines. Our whole-patient approach includes:
You’ve no doubt tried many approaches to tame your migraines and read countless articles on the topic. Our team is ready to work with you to reduce the number or severity of your migraine occurrences.
Take the first step in putting the pieces of your migraine puzzle together by scheduling an appointment with our specialists. We even offer convenient evening hours to work with your schedule. Call our Carol Stream, Illinois, office or book online right here on our website.