Migraines affect approximately 1 in 7 people globally. Why is the total figure for migraines just an estimate? Because it is possible that up to half of migraines are never diagnosed. Some may deal with the pain using over-the-counter medications and never see a doctor. Others are misdiagnosed. A common reason for a misdiagnosis is a silent migraine.
What Is a Silent Migraine?
Silent migraines are still a neurological condition, just like a classic migraine, except there is no screaming headache. Since most people just think of a migraine as a bad headache, even some healthcare professionals, it is understandable that the condition may be misdiagnosed.
What are the symptoms of a silent migraine?
- Aura with no headache
- Vision problems (light sensitivity, seeing spots or lines, blurry vision, etc.)
- Numbness and tingling
- Cognitive problems (confusion, speech problems, etc.)
- Abdominal pain
As you can see, this condition can still be debilitating, even without the head pain. Where can you turn for natural help with migraines?
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Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Migraines
When it comes to migraines, the medical field is often at a loss. Pain relievers are often provided to deal with the headache, but if there is no headache, then there is even less for a doctor to do. Rather than treating symptoms, upper cervical chiropractic takes a different approach to helping one deal with migraines.
By correcting specific misalignments of the C1 and C2 vertebrae, brainstem pressure can be relieved, and blood and cerebrospinal fluid flow can be regulated. As a result, many find that they experience fewer migraines after upper cervical chiropractic care.
What may cause such a misalignment?
- Slip and fall
- Sports injury
- Car accident
- Whiplash injury
Really, any head or neck trauma can be to blame, even if it didn’t seem major at the time. As a result, we encourage anyone who has started to experience migraines following such an injury (perhaps even years later) to schedule a consultation.
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