The pain experienced when having a migraine headache is normally a throbbing pain, on one side of the head, normally over the temple region. This pain can last for hours even for the whole day. 80% of the population reports signs of nausea, vomiting and 50% report signs of sensitivity to light.
How will a Chiropractor treat a migraine?
How a Chiropractor will treat a migraine is to adjust the neck and that is most of the time 72% effective. They will also work on any involved muscles that can affect the migraine by massage or dry needling.
Home care includes, rest, Ice/heat therapy, ensure healthy sleep hygiene is maintained. Stretching of the muscles involved is vitally important. Avoid trigger foods, do not skip meals. Ibuprofen can assist in patients with mild headaches, but for a more natural ways, you can use the following supplements: 5-HTP, omega 3 oils, magnesium and Vitamin B
The prognosis of a migraine is good; the migraine should subside with treatment within 72 hours.