A painful story..

mgia2Have you ever suffered from a migraine?

If you had to stop and think about that question then the answer is ‘no’, because if you had ever been subject to the excruciating pain and discomfort that a migraine brings, you would remember it instantly, even if it only occurred once in your life.

The rather sorry story is that many people suffer from migraines on a regular basis, and it’s important to seek treatment and help as soon as possible to help alleviate pain and make the attacks less frequent.

Here at Eastern Brain Centre we see countless individuals all suffering from the distressing symptoms of migraine, and we can appreciate how disturbing this can be for those who are trying to juggle daily life with the worry of an attack.

There are two different types of migraine, and it’s important to identify which one you are suffering from at first. Migraine with aura is the first step of a migraine, and lasts generally for about an hour. Symptoms can include visual disturbances, temporary blindness, zig-zag lines, vertigo, and weakness. A migraine with aura is often the first step towards the second type of migraine, which is much worse – migraine without aura.

Migraine without aura can last anything up to 72 hours and whilst it is in progress, this type of migraine can be debilitating. Sufferers generally have to take to their bed, with severe pain concentrated at the front of the head and temples. Nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure, extreme sensitivity to light, sound, and movement, these are all symptoms which accompany the extreme pain of a migraine.

Obviously you can take medication to help alleviate the pain, and you can find out your particular trigger and try and avoid it if at all possible, but both of these avenues don’t always yield the best results. Medications can cause side effects, and it can often be difficult to pinpoint a trigger, especially if this is down to a hormonal reason. Chiropractic treatment on the other hand has been shown to be very effective in the reduction of pain and frequency of migraine attacks. This particular treatment option involves manual adjustments to the spine, and those who have regular sessions have reported fewer migraine attacks, and less need to take medications.

Whatever your particular trigger and how often you experience a migraine, it’s important to put a stop to the severity as much as possible, and as often as possible. Chiropractic treatment can certainly help, and this gentle, holistic approach has been shown to be highly effective.

If you are at all worried about migraines, don’t hesitate to call the practice now on 03 8652 1628 to arrange an appointment to discuss your particular situation and symptoms. We can help put a tailor-made treatment plan in place to target your symptoms and help reduce your pain and migraine frequency dramatically.

Why put up with such a painful problem when you don’t have to? Call today and take the first step towards a clearer future.

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