Migraine is a complex genetic disorder. A lot of people think that it is a headache disorder, and traditional classification methods have reinforced this idea. However, recent changes in thinking have added a new perspective on this crippling condition, and added a number of different avenues of management that could help migraine sufferers.
Central to the migraine process are the effects noticed in the brain. Migraine sufferers are genetically and neurochemically different to the general population. Migraine sufferers display a reduced ability to inhibit a range of functions in the body. These include pain, light sensitivity, sound sensitivity, anxiety, muscle contraction and a host of others. This inability gives rise to the varied symptom profile that migraine sufferers often present with.
A number of environmental “triggers” have been identified as common aggravating factors for migraine sufferers. These include alcohol, certain foods, stress, hormonal changes, vitamin deficiencies and others. The tricky part is that not all of these affect everyone equally, which is what makes this condition inherently difficult to diagnose and treat appropriately.
At Walkerville Chiropractic, we recognise the complicated nature of the migraine syndrome and our chiropractor will discuss your personal migraine experience with you in detail during your case history. He will consider a range of strategies including chiropractic adjustments, nutrition, sleep patterns, stress management, supplements, exercise etc to find the most effective method of managing your migraine syndrome.
Current evidence states that true migraine can’t generally be cured, but like asthma or diabetes needs to be managed over time to give a positive outcome.
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