Most people are well aware that a migraine attack comes along with a severe headache. Other commonly known symptoms of a migraine are nausea or vomiting and extreme sensitivity to light and noise. However, there are many other symptoms that present themselves during a migraine episode that people may not be aware of. These lesser known symptoms include:
- “Brain Fog” – Many migraine sufferers report cognitive issues, oftentimes described as being in a fog.
- Body temperature regulation issues – One minute you might feel like you’re too hot, and the next you feel freezing cold.
- False smells – Visual changes are common in migraines, but some people also experience the sensation of smelling things that may not actually be there.
The Atlas: One Possible Cause of a Myriad of Symptoms
The exact cause of migraines is still a debate in many research circles. Migraines are thought to be connected with the nerves (neuro) and blood vessels (vascular) that communicate between the head and neck. The one thing these neurovascular changes have in common is the fact that they can both be negatively influenced by a small misalignment of the topmost vertebra in the spine, the atlas.
Migraine Natural Relief Dubuque IA
Upper cervical chiropractic is a branch of chiropractic care that deals specifically with atlas misalignments and how they might be influencing the body’s ability to function properly. At Asbury Family Chiropractic, we are specially trained to identify even the subtlest misalignments of the atlas that can be interfering with normal nerve function and blood flow between the head and neck.
Atlas Orthogonal adjustments are extremely precise, very gentle, and are customized for each of our patients based on their specific needs. Once normal alignment is restored, many patients report a decrease in both the frequency and severity of their migraine episodes.