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Types of Migraines

Fighting Migraines With NYC Chiropractic and Spinal Decompression Center

Migraines commonly affect more than 30 million people in the United States alone. The pain and symptoms that come with migraines can have you down for the count in no time at all. At NYC Chiropractic and Spinal Decompression Center, we want to partner with you to knock those migraines out of your life!

Common Types of Migraines

Migraines can come in many shapes and sizes, though there are some common types to contend with.

Migraines With and Without Aura

Migraines without aura are the most common types. These come with the throbbing that starts on one side of the head but can make its way to other parts of the head. Moving is usually painful and many people experience other symptoms, such as sensitivity to light and sound as well as dealing with nausea and dizziness.

Migraines with auras are like those without auras. The biggest difference is that migraines with aura often come with visual problems, even before the actual migraine begins. These visual issues are those such as flashes of light or blind spots, though that is not the extent of issues one may face.

Silent Migraines

Believe it or not, some people experience migraines that bring no pain to them. Instead, sufferers usually face the other symptoms, such as temporary visual issues, but the headache is absent.

Menstrual Migraines

Menstrual migraines affect up to 20 percent of women during their menstrual cycles due to the hormonal changes taking place. They can last for as little as four hours but sometimes hang around for up to 72 hours.

Status Migrainosus

Status migrainosus is a migraine that hangs around longer than 72 hours, which is how long typical migraines last. Unfortunately, migraine medications might not help these, and if they do, the migraine is likely to hit full force after a slight break from the pain. These migraines feel almost impossible to break.

How a Chiropractor Can Help Migraine Sufferers

A chiropractor can help decrease or even eliminate migraines by realigning the body to:

  • Decrease pressure and irritation on nerves
  • Improve communication to the nervous system
  • Strengthen supportive muscles and reduce tension on those muscles
  • Restore proper blood flow

Seek Relief at NYC Chiropractic and Spinal Decompression Center of Manhattan

Do not let migraines ruin one more minute of your time. With the right treatment, you can enjoy life without the pain of migraines. Set up an appointment with our Manhattan office by giving us a call at 212-645-8151 today!

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