Vacaville Chiropractor Provides The Signs That A Migraine Is Coming Up

Vacaville Chiropractor Provides The Signs That A Migraine Is Coming Up

In the U.S., almost 30 million Americans have migraines and most of them are women. Migraines are known as pulsating headaches wherein it sometimes happens on one side of the head. Performing physical activities will make the pain intense but the symptoms differ on every person and on the attack.

So if you want to know learn how to detect signs that a migraine is coming up, then you've come to the right place. Absolute Family Chiropractic in Vacaville provides the signs that let you be aware of the attack so that you can take immediate action right away.

Know The Signs of An Upcoming Headache

  1. Aura - There are people who experience aura with their migraine. These auras are usually visual which includes flickering spots, lines, or lights. Auras can last between 5 minutes up to an hour then comes with a 60-minute "skip phase" right before the headache pain happens. In some cases, patients will experience the aura without the migraine or any type of headache at all.
  2. Lack of restful sleep - People with migraines sometimes feel tired upon waking up or have troubles in falling asleep. According to studies, there is a link between lack of restorative sleep and the intensity and frequency of migraines. When migraines happen, you will find it difficult to get a good night's sleep. You may even have an insomnia due to your migraine. This inability in sleep will start off a vicious cycle and will be the trigger of your migraine attacks.
  3. Throbbing pain on your head - A classic sign of migraines in Vacaville is a pulsating pain. This throbbing effect can sometimes be felt on one side of the head. There are also instances where it can be on both sides depending on the person.
  4. Eye pain - Your migraine pain sometimes burrows behind the eye. The attack is sometimes blamed on the eye strain which is why some people have their eyes checked. However, doing this won't take away or make the headaches any better.
  5. Frequent urination - If you're constantly going in and out of the bathroom to pee, it's an indication that a migraine attack is coming. This type of warning sign can happen an hour or 2 days before the headache pain starts. So watch out for this early sign to prepare yourself for the upcoming migraine attack.
  6. Numbness or tingling - Sensory aura is very common for people with migraines. They will experience a temporary lack of sensation mostly on one side of the body then it radiates from the fingertips all the way through the arm and across the face.
  7. Nausea or vomiting - In a survey of people with migraines, 73% of them experience nausea and 29% have vomiting. People with frequent migraine-related nausea experiences a more severe pain and can barely get relief from medications compared to those who don't.
  8. Noise, smell, or light worsens the pain - The most common action that migraine sufferers take during an attack is to seek refuge in dark, quiet places. Loud noises and bright lights will trigger their migraine or even worsen the pain. Certain odors can also do the same thing to them. In fact, even those who didn't have a migraine before may experience one once they smell something strong like walking past the perfume counter.
  9. Physical activities can trigger or worsen the pain - Even by doing routine activities like walking or going up the stairs can intensify your migraine pain. Migraines can even be induced when doing exercises or exertion. People who experience exertion-induced headaches may need to undergo a thorough workup to find out the underlying causes of the trigger such as brain aneurysm.
  10. Vertigo or double vision - There is a certain type of migraine called basilar-type migraine which can cause dizziness, double vision, or loss of vision. Maintaining balance can also be a problem for migraine sufferers. There is a link between the vertigo and the intensity of migraine. So if a migraine is stronger, the more likely that a patient will experience such symptoms.

Will chiropractic in Vacaville CA treat migraines?

There are instances when migraine sufferers seek out a chiropractor to treat their condition. They experience pain relief from such treatment. In the cases of a migraine, a chiropractor at Absolute Family Chiropractic in Vacaville will perform the following:

  • Chiropractic adjustments or spinal manipulation to improve the spine and relieve any stress from your system
  • Provide nutritional advice such as changing diet plans or taking B complex vitamins.
  • Advice you on proper posture, ergonomics, exercises, and other forms of relaxation techniques. These can help in relieving recurring joint irritation and muscle tension on the neck and upper back wherein they may be linked to the trigger of your migraine.

9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Absolute Family Chiropractic
1490 Alamo Drive Suite B
Vacaville, CA 95687
(707) 474-5688