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When Migraines become Chronic

Headache, Migraines, Chronic Pain, NUCCASuffering from Multiple Migraines

If you suffer from migraine headaches 15 or more times a month, with a headache that lasts four or more ours, then you suffer from chronic migraine headaches. Don’t be too quick to judge, though? You need to have suffered from that many headaches for at least three months, and you must have been diagnosed with migraines already.

For that reason, people who suffer from chronic migraines spend a great deal of time suffering through their pain, thus missing school and work and various recreational activities. That means 3.2 million (mostly women) people are not able to enjoy the same day to day activities that most of us take for granted.

Reducing Migraine Pain

Now, there is no cure, but there are ways to manage the frequency of the attacks and the intensity of the pain. It is important, if you are seeking the care of a headache specialist or other health professional who specializes in caring for patients who suffers from migraines, that you keep a diary. You will want to be aware of the foods you eat, the activities you participate in, and anything else that might help your health care provider understand the source of your migraine pain.

Even though there is no cure for migraines, many people will rely on medication to find relief from experiencing any more pain. Preventative medication is meant to reduce the severity and frequency of the attacks, but no medication will get to the source of a person’s migraines.

The Root Cause of Migraines

Though, while there are no medications that get to the root of migraines, there is an effective way to get to the root cause of migraine pain. That’s through a specific and gentle type of chiropractic called upper cervical chiropractic. This focuses on enabling the body to heal itself by aligning the top two vertebrae in the neck. This will enable the brain to properly communicate with the body, so the body can function properly, and will reduce and possibly eliminates the onslaught of headaches.

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Dr. Ankur Tayal and Dr Matthew Kittleson of UC Life Chiropractic Centre in downtown Victoria, British Columbia are Victoria Chiropractors and Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Saanich, Esquimalt and Vancouver Island. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, vertigo and dizziness, numbness and tingling and more. More information can be found on their website at


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