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Types of Migraines

Types of Migraines

When many people think of the term migraine, they just think of a severe headache. However, there are many different types of migraines. Our chiropractor Dr. Brian Briggs in Dayton, OH, can help with several different types of migraines.

Migraines with an Aura

One-fourth of those who experience a migraine also experience an aura. Auras are a series of visual and sensory changes that range from numbness to seeing zig zags and block dots. Auras can last from 10 to 30 minutes and it’s a warning sign that severe pain is on the way.

Migraines without an Aura

Common symptoms of a migraine without an aura include pain on one side of the head, nausea, and vomiting, or pain made worse by physical activities.

Hemiplegic Migraines

This is a type of migraine that feels more like a stroke. The symptoms include weakness on just one side of the body, along with visual aura symptoms. It can last from several hours to several days and doesn’t always result in severe head pain.

Vestibular Migraines

Those who suffer from this type of migraine also get vertigo. The spinning sensation can last for just a few minutes or a few hours.

Ocular Migraines

This is a rare form of migraine. These migraines involve seeing flashing lights, colors, or other visual disturbances and include loss of vision in one eye. The visual disturbances only last for an hour or less and then it’s followed by typical migraine pain.

Chronic Migraines

This is a type of migraine that happens fifteen or more days in the month for more than three months. Those who have chronic migraines have symptoms for at least eight of the days.

How a Chiropractor Can Help with Migraines

Chiropractic treatment for migraines can help in different ways, especially for chronic migraines. The treatment provides proper alignment to restore your nervous system communication, decrease irritation in the nerve that sends the pain signals, strengthen muscles that support the spine, reduce muscle tension, and restore normal blood flow. Chiropractors can also identify migraine triggers so you can avoid them. If you live in or around Dayton, OH, call Dr. Brian Briggs today at 937-789-7341 to schedule an appointment.

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