migraine triggers Precision Spinal Care Laguna Hills chiropractorMigraine triggers can be numerous and can also vary widely from person to person.  For people who suffer from migraines on a more chronic basis, you may have heard that it’s recommended that you keep a migraine journal so you can better track potential triggers.  Factors that trigger migraines can include:

  • Stress
  • Noise
  • Smells
  • Skipping meals (low blood sugar)
  • Interruptions in sleep patterns
  • Red wine
  • Chocolate

While it is certainly important to track and avoid migraine triggers, that is only one part of an overall solution to the problem.  Getting to the root cause of why your migraines keep recurring will allow for true prevention and lasting relief.

A similarity found among many people who suffer from migraines on a chronic basis is some kind of history of trauma to the head or upper part of the neck.  Even a minor incident from a slip or a sports injury can create enough of a misalignment of the spine in those areas to potentially be the underlying cause of migraines. In a study of 101 patients that had either migraines or another chronic headache condition, 87 of them had a prior injury to the head or neck that they could recall.

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What this tells us is that there may potentially be a link between the spine and the cause of migraines in many people. Migraine expert Dr. Scott Hansen is an upper cervical chiropractor who focuses on finding and correcting these specific types of misalignments in the spine. Using a gentle and precise approach to adjusting, Dr. Hansen can fix the underlying problem in the neck and possibly eliminate the migraine pain you are experiencing. Rather than temporary fixes, such as painkillers or other medications, specific upper cervical chiropractic care has helped many migraine sufferers find lasting relief.

References:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/migraine-headache/basics/causes/con-20026358
Elster EL. Upper cervical chiropractic care for a patient with chronic migraine headaches with an appendix summarizing an additional 100 headache cases. J Vert Sublux Res 2003:AUG(3):1-10

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