Migraines in Rochester, NY
If you are one of the thousands of people suffering from Migraines in Rochester, NY then you know all too well how debilitating they can be. Migraine headaches often force individuals to leave work, miss the activities they enjoy like exercise, or spending time with family.
One of the biggest frustrations we hear from the people who receive care in our office, is that people who don’t have migraines don’t seem to understand how painful and disruptive they actually are. If this sounds like you, we want you to know you are not alone.
If you are tired of taking medication and missing out on life due to your migraines then this article will help you get the answers you’re looking for.
My family has been seeing Dr. Marc for ten years now. He is a master at his skill. He is very caring, and seems to be filled to the brim with knowledge about health and well being. I started seeing Dr. Marc for debilitating migraines I was having. I had tried everything, and was on migraine medicine that left me unable to care for my young child the way I wanted to. I am happy to report I no longer have these awful migraines, and I am drug free! He has been a blessing to me and my family. I don’t know what we would do without him!Ann L - Rochester, NY
What are the Symptoms of a Migraine?
Symptoms of migraines care vary widely from person to person depending on what type of nervous system imbalance is present. Classic migraines are usually described as a pounding headache, often on one side of the head, and made worse with movement.
Less frequently, people may suffer from ocular or abdominal migraines and only experience pain in, behind or around the eye or in their stomach without any other headache symptoms.
Because Migraines are associated with changes in the brainstem (region of the brain associated with vital function and cranial nerves to the GI system, eyes and ears) people will often experience:
- a sensitivity to bright light or loud noise
- nausea (occasionally severe enough to cause vomiting)
- tingling in the arms or legs
- changes in body temperature and/or
- changes in vision (seeing blurry lines, loss of part of visual field, flashes)
Are Migraines Just Bad Headaches?
Migraines are not just bad headaches. Although research shows that nearly all headaches are associated with changes in a nerve bundle/tract called the trigeminal nucleus, migraine headaches are associated with deeper neurologic stress that affects the brainstem versus just causing pain.
What Causes Migraines?
Migraines can have many associated factors. One of the more common triggers is some type of mild trauma to the neck and head or a stressful time period within a few months of the onset of the first migraine. It’s believed that these traumas and/or stresses can create tension on the spine and nervous system which irritates the trigeminal nucleus (which travels from the first 3 bones in the upper neck to the face) and the brain stem.
Natural Solutions for Migraine Headaches Sufferers in Rochester, NY
Several research studies suggest that getting to the cause and correcting the underlying stress or injury associated with migraines leads to better short and long term benefits that may including;
- decreased pain
- frequency and intensity of themigraines
- and can even lead to a full resolution of the problem
This allows people just like you to be more productive at work, enjoy personal and social activities again and protect yourself from dangerous side-effectives of some of the most common medications used to treat the symptoms.
Blair Upper Cervical (upper neck) Chiropractic care has been shown to do just this, with no popping, twisting or cracking. Through a detailed evaluation a Blair Chiropractor is able to precisely measure and correct the misalignment and nerve pressure that irritates the trigeminal nucleus and brainstem, which often leads to quick results that last.
For more information or to schedule an appointment call 585-241-9990.
Dr. Marc McDade | Chiropractor
Rochester, NY 160 Allens Creek Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618
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