Migraine causes a lot of inconvenience and discomfort. It can also affect your day to day life. That’s why a lot of people continuously look for migraine relief in Renton, WA. Thankfully, there’s hope for frequent migraine sufferers. Through simple lifestyle changes, natural remedies, and the help of upper cervical care chiropractic, you may be able to prevent uncomfortable migraine symptoms like: 

  • Sensory sensitivity (light, sounds, and certain scents) 
  • Pounding or throbbing pain on one or two sides of the head
  • Mild to severe pain that can last up to 72 hours 
  • Tiredness or lethargy 
  • Vomiting and nausea 
  • Vertigo (spinning sensation even when you’re still) or lightheadedness 

The symptoms tend to vary from one person to another. Some say their pain only lasts for a maximum of four hours and doesn’t return until the next month. Others have it worse because they experience chronic migraine episodes, and their pain and other symptoms linger for days. 

Unfortunately, if you’re among the 3 to 5 percent of people diagnosed with chronic migraines, your agony can stretch by up to 15 days within each month. It can also happen every single day, severely affecting the quality of your life. 

 

How Migraines Negatively Affect Life

We’ve heard many sad and terrible stories of patients who come to us for migraine relief in Renton, WA. Apart from the physical disability that results from the condition, other aspects of your life also suffer greatly.

For example, migraine attacks can sometimes cause you to miss out on some of the things you love to do. Be it a casual barbeque with your close friends,  routine work meetings, or special gatherings with your loved ones, migraines can affect them all. Here are some other areas of life that migraine attacks can impact:

  • Relationship with your family
  • Ability to perform even the most basic chores at home
  • Anxiety and depression levels
  • Commitment to the plans you make with your friends

To manage the pain and minimize the disruptions you experience from a migraine, you should know and understand the triggering factors. This will help you live with migraines and eventually seek long-term comfort and relief. 

 

Triggers for Migraines

We believe the journey to finding migraine relief in Renton, WA begins with a deep understanding of your condition, specifically its triggers.  Similar to the symptoms, migraine triggers also vary from one patient to the other. That’s why you must know which factors or activities increase your vulnerability to an attack.

For instance, are there certain food items that you crave before an attack? Does the weather fluctuations make you feel worse during an episode? What time, or date do you usually experience migraines? Do you see a pattern? 

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You can note these things in your journal or your migraine diary. The more details you include, the better way you can cope. Here’s a more detailed list of the common migraine triggers:

  • Certain food items:
    • Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame 
    • Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
    • Red wine
    • Chocolate
    • Aged cheese
    • Chocolate
  • High levels of emotional or physical stress 
  • Low blood sugar levels because you missed meals 
  • Weather fluctuations
    • Temperature changes
    • Pressure level changes 
    • Low or High humidity
    • Lightning 
    • Storms

 

Seeking Migraine Relief in Renton, WA

When you start seeking migraine relief in Renton, WA, it’s crucial to determine the root cause of your condition. A visit to your doctor can provide you with helpful information. You might undergo a diagnostic test and receive a prescription to relieve the pain temporarily. 

Once you ruled out that an underlying condition isn’t causing your symptom, you can begin making lifestyle adjustments. Use your findings in your migraine diary as your guide. For example, you can avoid or minimize the intake of food items with high amounts of MSG or artificial sweeteners.

It’s also a good idea to learn some basic stress management techniques such as engaging in physical activities or doing breathing exercises. It may also be worth it to try seeking assistance from an upper cervical care professional. Your migraine attacks most likely come from a misalignment in your neck bones, C1 and C2. 

 

How Can Upper Cervical Chiropractic Help Relieve Migraines?

At Restoration Spinal Care, we help patients benefit from migraine relief through upper cervical care. Our patients have seen success in managing and coping with their condition through neck bones adjustments. 

In some migraine cases, the pain comes from the misalignment of the upper cervical bones, C1 and C2. These two bones protect the brainstem. However, when their position gets messed up, the brainstem gets irritated. Ultimately, this causes the brain to receive the wrong signals from the rest of the body. The neck bone misalignment can also block the normal flow of blood and cerebrospinal fluid. 

Through gentle adjustments, we fix the misalignment. Each adjustment we make depends on the condition of the patient. We make use of diagnostic imaging and other tests to get accurate measurements. 

Would you like to experience a different kind migraine relief in Renton, WA? If you haven’t tried seeing an upper cervical care professional yet, now may be the time to do so. We look forward to helping you seek long-lasting relief and comfort here at Restoration Spinal Care. Contact us today at 425-227-0111 or visit our website and leave us a message in our contact form.

 

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