Migraine is a neurovascular disorder which means ache on one side of the head. It is a type of headache. A typical migraine pain lasts from 2 to 72 hours.

Symptoms of Migraine:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Photophobia
  • Pulsing and throbbing head pain
  • Escalating pain during physical activity
  • Lack of ability to perform regular activities due to pain
  • Amplified sensitivity to light and sound

Causes of Migraine:

  • Allergies
  • Bright lights, earsplitting noises, and certain odors or perfumes
  • Physical or emotional trauma
  • Changes in sleep patterns or asymmetrical sleep
  • Smoking or exposure to smoke
  • Fasting
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Menstrual cycle fluctuations, birth manage drug, hormone fluctuations throughout menopause onset
  • Stress
  • Headaches
  • Foods containing tyramine, monosodium, nitrates

Treatment of Migraine:

  • Beta blockers, anticonvulsants
  • Botulinum toxin A
  • Herbs
  • Vitamins
  • Spinal cord stimulator implantation
  • Hyperbaric oxygen treatment
  • Visualization adjustment
  • Exercise, sexual activity
  • Visualization and self-hypnosis
  • Chiropractic care or acupuncture
  • Special diets such as gluten free