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Migraine Headaches in Eagan, MN

headachesDo you have migraines headaches in Eagan, MN? They can cause throbbing and pulsing pain in your head. Migraine headaches can even be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, depression and sensitivity to sound and light.

Headaches can last many hours while migraines can last all day and can occur on a daily basis for some.

Migraine Headache Facts

Here are some facts about migraine headaches from the Migraine Research Foundation.

  • Almost 1 in 4 U.S. households includes someone with migraine.
  • Over 12% of the population – including children – suffers from migraine headaches.
  • Migraine headaches are most common during the peak productive years, between the ages of 25 and 55.
  • Migraine headaches are the 8th most disabling illness in the world.
  • More than 90% of sufferers are unable to work or function normally during their migraine.
  • The majority of migraine sufferers do not seek medical care for their pain.
  • About 18% of American women and 6% of men suffer from migraine.
  • A majority people that suffer with migraine headaches resort to pain management through pain relievers rather than finding the root cause of the issue.

Causes of Migraine Headaches

There are many things that can cause migraine headaches. Foods or drinks, stress, hormonal changes or medications can sometime trigger migraines, but the cause is usually much deeper.
A majority of the time there is a misalignment in the spine that causes the vertebrae to impair with the central nervous system. When the sensitive nerves to the head are irritated it can cause severe pain like a migraine headache. Many times the C1/C2 vertebrae is misaligned.

What Can I Do to Correct and Avoid Migraine Headaches?

Here are a few things that you can do immediately:

  • If you work at a desk all day, take a break every hour of the day to stand and move around
  • Get a high quality, firm bed and pillow that fits the curvature of your neck
  • Get a sit-stand workstation if you can afford one, or if your work can invest in one for you
  • Lavender and Peppermint Essential Oil are known to help reduce symptoms of migraines
  • Exercise and avoid stress as much as possible
  • Riboflavin (vitamin B2) is known to reduce symptoms
  • Icing during a migraine can reduce inflammation

While all these tips will help you maintain proper alignment in your spine, the only true, proven way to correct misalignments in your spine is to be checked and adjusted by a chiropractor.

Here at Cornerstone Family Chiropractic, we are spine experts and know exactly how to find the misalignments in your spine and the root cause of your migraine headaches. No two people are alike so your individual care plan will address your unique issues and will lead you back to optimal health.

Give us a call today. We look forward to getting started!

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