Vomiting? Nauseous? Extreme sensitivity to bright lights and sound? Throbbing Headache? Pain that last for days? Can’t perform your daily tasks? Well, if you are experiencing two or more of these symptoms its more than likely that you have a migraine.
In this series of blogs dedicated to migraines, we will be looking at what you can do, what expert chiropractors at Better Health can offer, and what or who else you may need to have on your radar to get lasting results.
What’s Triggering Your Migraines?
In short, there are three broad groups of triggers for migraines, physical, chemical and or emotional stressors. Offcourse each person is unique, one set of triggers for one person will not be the same as the next. The best thing you can do as a starting point is grab yourself a diary, let’s call it a migraine diary and document the following:
- Time of Migraine?
- What were you doing around the time of the migraine?
- How long did the migraine occur for?
- What symptoms did you experience during the migraine?
- What did you do to make it feel better?
Once you have documented these for a few weeks, you may be able to see particular patterns and trends. Having this information will also serve to be a point of reference for the benefits of any changes you make along the way.
Things You Can Do in Less than 5 minutes to Avoid and Help Relieve a Migraine
- Drink plenty of water
- Set frequent time outs to avoid stress
- Muscle Relaxation Techniques such as yoga or meditation
- Get adequate sleep, But don’t oversleep
- Keep a Migraine Diary
Migraine Blog Series – coming up next
Over the next few blog posts we are going to delve into how our Chiropractic Experts understand and manage Migraines. Blog 2: How spinal misalignment can be the underlying cause of your migraines. Stay tuned.
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