Managing Migraines

Throbbing headache, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound and visual disturbances are typical symptoms for a migraine sufferer.This can last up to 72 hours.

Predisposing factors to migraines include premenstral and menstural hormones, the Pill, magnesium levels and a poorly functioning spine and nervous system.

Foods known to trigger migraines include:

  • Cheese
  • Chocolate
  • Red wine
  • Caffeine
  • Citrus fruits

Stress is also a major culpri. Studies have shown stress releases cortisol, which alters the hormone balance in your body giving rise to a migraine.

Chiropractic adjustments nourish the nervous system and improve the function of your spine thereby reducing frequency and intensity of migraines. Specific vitamins are also important in allowing your body to manage stress and promote relaxation.