Migraine Awareness Week

by Chiropractors Brighton on September 5, 2010

Today is the beginning of Migraine Awareness Week.

General Information About Migraine Headaches

Chiropractic has been shown to help reduce the severity and frequency of migraine attacks in many cases, especially cases of common migraines – information sourced from Migraine Action.

Migraine costs the UK around £1 billion per annum but the personal suffering cannot be measured.The World Health Organisation has classified headache as a major health disorder and has rated migraine amongst the top 20 most disabling lifetime conditions. An estimated 1 in 7 people in the UK suffer from migraine making it more prevalent than diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined.

It is estimated that 25 million working days are lost each year due to migraine.

190,000 people will have a migraine attack in any one day.  It affects people of all ages (even young children) of all social classes and over twice as many women as men.

Attack can last for between 4 and 72 hours with sufferers experiencing an average of 13 attacks each year.

Migraine is more than just a headache; the condition affects the whole body. Other symptoms can include: visual disturbances including flashing lights, blind spots in the vision, zig zag patterns,  nausea  and vomiting, sensitivity to light, sound and smell, confusion, speech difficulties and numbness of the limbs.

Migraine is triggered by a huge variety of factors and accumulated stress may be a contributing cause (not just cheese, chocolate or red wine) and is very individual. For most people there is not just one trigger but a combination of factors which individually can be tolerated, but when they occur together a threshold is passed and a migraine is triggered. Stress, irregular eating and sleeping patterns and dehydration are common triggers.

Chiropractic care also deals with many contributing  factors  including relief of restriction in movement of the neck, muscle tension in the neck, upper back and shoulders and helps correct any postural issues that may influence the occurrence of both migraine and tension headaches. Chiropractic is a way of helping the body to function better by removing nerve interferences in the spine.

If you, or someone you love is looking for a natural solution for recurring migraine headaches, take advantage of our Complimentary  Consultation Today! Visit our clinic for a personal consultation with one of the Doctors of Chiropractic  to find out how your nervous system may be the key to getting you well and keeping you well too! Chiropractic Life is passionately committed to your success and provides specialized care for many health problems not commonly associated with the spine.

CALL NOW to schedule your free (no obligation) consultation to see if we can help you.  You’ll be glad you did!

Chiropractic Life, 88 Portland Road, Hove BN3 5DL  -  Phone 01273 208188

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Damon September 6, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Headaches debilitate me so I can hardly imagine how ruined I’d be with a migraine. Thanks to the chiropractic care I receive that ensures migraines are only hypothetical for me!

Chiropractors Brighton September 6, 2010 at 2:45 pm

I wonder – are you talking about self induced headaches???

MS November 3, 2010 at 11:11 pm

I suffered from migraines for years before someone told me to try chiropractic. My migraines were so severe that I was forced to lay bedridden for days. I saw doctors who prescribed pills and injections. Some gave me temporary relief, while most of them were ineffective. Seeing a chiropractor was the best medical decision I’ve ever made. It’s affordable, safe, and keeping me migraine free. I swear by chiropractic and would recommend it to anyone who suffers from migraines.

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