A migraine is usually an intense headache that occurs at the front or on one side of the head. However, the area of pain can change position during an attack. The pain is usually a severe throbbing sensation.
A migraine is thought to be caused by changes in the chemicals of the brain. In particular a chemical called serotonin. Low levels of serotonin can make the blood vessels in a part of your brain spasm (suddenly contract), which makes them narrower. This causes the symptoms of aura. Soon after, the blood vessels dilate (widen), which is thought to cause the headache.
There are several types of migraine, including:
Migraine with aura: when there is a warning sign, before the migraine begins.
Migraine without aura: when there is a sudden headache without any warning signs.
Migraine without headache: also known as silent migraine, is when aura symptoms are experienced however a headache does not develop.
Migraines are more common in women than men. Migraines usually begin in young adults. However, it is possible for migraines to begin in childhood or even in later life.
Everyone will experience migraine symptoms differently. Some people have attacks frequently, up to several times a week. Other people only have a migraine occasionally, 1x a month or every 3-4 months.
Common symptoms accompanying a migraine:
Some people find that migraine attacks are associated with certain triggers. These triggers include emotional, physical, dietary, environmental and medicinal.
Migraines can severely affect your quality of life, however, there are effective treatment methods that can help to prevent migraine frequency and intensity.
If you are suffering with migraine attacks and are interested in how chiropractic treatment can help to prevent them, then call and make an appointment today with our chiropractor and visit the AMI Clinic near Kempston in Bedford, Bedfordshire.
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