Migraines affect more than just you. It can be really hard to be present or “there” for our friends and family when we have a pounding skull that feels like it’s going to explode. Many people tell us that they “just learned to live with it”, or that they “have tried everything”. Ironically for so many people, something can be done, and they don’t really have to live with it. But it all starts with an accurate diagnosis.
There are 2 main types of migraines – classic migraine and common migraine. Both can be debilitating. Classic migraines come with an “aura” which different for everyone but can include visual disturbances, numbness, dizziness and vagueness.
A study performed at Macquarie university found that “22% of participants experienced a 90% reduction in severity of symptoms after 2 months of chiropractic care. Another 50% of participants reported a significant reduction in the severity of their migraines.” A Randomised Controlled Trial of Chiropractic Spinal Manipulative Therapy for Migraine by Tuchin PJ, Pollard H, Bonello R.