Types of Migraines

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Migraines are painful conditions that can be debilitating and disrupt your everyday life. For some people, migraines begin with a headache and progress to nausea and other conditions that sometimes require immediate rest. Not all migraines, however, are the same. At Brainard Chiropractic in Fremont, NE, our chiropractor can diagnose and treat your migraines.

Migraines Are Common

More than 35 million adults in the United States suffer from migraine headaches at some point in their lives. A migraine typically comes with throbbing on one side of the head that sometimes forces you to stop what you are doing, because the pain is debilitating.

You may also experience nausea and vomiting as the result of a migraine. Individuals with migraines also complain of sensitivity to light and sound when there are intense pulsing sounds.

Not All Migraines Are the Same

In general, there are two types of migraine headaches: aura and non-aura. Aura migraines, also known as “classical migraines,” may begin with flashes of darkness and progress to temporary loss of vision. Tingling in the arms and legs is also a symptom of the condition.

One in four people experience aura migraines in the United States. Many claim the symptoms of vision loss and tingling begin before head pain and last up to an hour.

Chronic migraine headaches are a subtype of aura migraines. These types of aches usually occur 15 out of 30 days per month and require professional attention.

Chronic migraine headaches can significantly impact a person’s ability to carry out various tasks throughout the day.

Migraines without auras are more common and usually cause intense head pain. These can come with warning signs, like feeling thirsty or tired.

Many individuals turn to pain medications for migraine relief, but these medicines typically only treat symptoms and aren’t long-lasting. With chiropractic care, we can treat the cause of your migraines.

Visit Our Chiropractor

There are many kinds of migraines and headaches you can suffer from. However, you don’t have to live in pain. At Brainard Chiropractic in Fremont, NE, our team of experts can treat your migraines. Call us today to make an appointment.


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