Migraines affect more than 38 million people in the United States. While this condition is common, it is not predictable. You may have entirely different symptoms than someone else with migraines. In fact, migraines are most often known for head pain, but that does not always have to be a symptom. This is because migraines are actually neurological disorders, and a headache is just one symptom. Other symptoms may include:
- Visual disturbances
- Nausea and vomiting
- Sensitivity to light, sound, and odors
- Hearing problems
Rare Migraine Types
There are some rare migraine types that are named according to the body part they affect. They are:
- Vestibular migraine: a migraine having to do with a problem in the vestibular system that controls our balance. The resulting symptoms are vertigo, balance issues, and disorientation.
- Hemiplegic migraine: a migraine affecting one entire side of the body and includes speech and vision problems. The person may appear to have had a stroke.
- Ocular or retinal migraine: a migraine having to do with disturbances in vision such as flashing light, temporary blindness, and blind spots. In rare cases, permanent vision loss may occur.
- Ophthalmoplegic migraine: a migraine beginning with pain behind one eye and can include double vision. The eyelid may droop and the eye may become paralyzed. It may be accompanied by vomiting or seizures.
Finding Help for All Migraines
The one thing everyone with migraines has in common is wanting to find a way to get rid of them. Even though migraines may vary, they may have a similar root cause. A misalignment in the bones of the upper cervical spine, especially the C1 and C2 vertebrae, can lead to a disruption in the communication between the brain and body. Migraines may be the end result.
Here at Bountiful Spinal Care, we use a gentle method to help the bones move back into their original position. We are not required to pop or crack the spine, but the method used encourages the bones to realign naturally. This restores communication and helps your body to heal from the damage of the misalignment. This is often all that is needed to see an improvement in or an end to migraines.