3 Steps to Getting Natural Migraine Relief in Jacksonville

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When people hear migraines, the first thing they think about is likely headaches. But migraine attacks are more than just bad headaches. The health condition is a neurological disorder linked to the central nervous system. People who experience migraine attacks are accustomed to its debilitating symptoms and how the pain and discomfort can interfere with fulfilling their duties and roles daily.

Migraine has more accompanying symptoms that are difficult to ignore; these include:

  • dizziness and vertigo
  • nausea that may lead to vomiting
  • visual disturbances like flashing lights and blind spots
  • tingling, and numbness in the arms, legs, or face 

The most common response for migraine is to prevent pain immediately; therefore, medications may be top of mind. But you can manage migraine naturally without medication. Instead, addressing their root cause may work better for long-term relief. There are many natural care options for migraine relief in   Jacksonville; one is Upper Cervical Chiropractic.

 

Root Cause of Migraines 

Over the years, discoveries show that migraine develops because of different factors, including genetics. For example, if either one of your parents has migraine attacks, there is a high chance you will have them too. Same with you as a parent, if you experience migraine episodes, you have a high chance of passing it on to your children.

Experts have determined that migraines are neurological and a condition that is closely linked to brain chemicals and our central nervous system. Despite not knowing the root cause of migraine, patients can watch out for triggers to help them manage their future attacks efficiently.

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Contributing Triggers of Migraines 

Every person deals with migraine episodes differently, and the triggers will vary in every person too. Keeping a migraine journal is one way to help you discover your migraine triggers accurately. You can either use a digital diary by keeping notes on your phone or get back to basics with a pen and a notebook.

Take note of your food, activities, and stress levels before a migraine episode. This can help you analyze patterns that usually lead to a migraine episode. Additionally, avoiding your triggers can potentially help prevent the frequency of your migraine episodes. But it's always recommended to seek help from a professional if your migraines do not respond to your active efforts of avoiding triggers.

Below are known migraine triggers:

  • Lack of adequate sleep
  • Consumption of food additives like MSG and aspartame
  • Having either too little or too much caffeine
  • Sudden weather changes
  • Exposure to certain chemicals and bright lights, and smelling perfumes
  • Hormonal changes
  • Depression
  • Dehydration 
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How to Relieve Migraines Naturally

Here are some recommended natural ways to help you achieve migraine relief in Jacksonville. Trying them out can potentially help improve your migraine symptoms. Please take note of the difference they can make too, and log it in your journal!

1. Maintain healthy sleeping habits

If you're the type who likes to stay up late to work on a few things or finish more episodes in your TV series, fighting that urge may benefit you more than you know. While setting aside time for yourself to do things you love is healthy, it becomes unhealthy when your sleep and overall health are compromised. 

We discourage you from sacrificing your sleeping hours and sticking to a healthy sleep schedule, as this can reduce your migraine episodes. Lack of sleep, unrestful sleep, and interrupted sleep are significant contributors to your migraine episodes. 

So how do you keep healthy sleeping habits? First, maintain a regular sleep and wake-up schedule and stick to it. Getting 8 hours of restful sleep is highly recommended. Sleeping less than your usual hours can trigger migraine, but sleeping longer also affects your episodes. Don't engage in counterproductive activities that may affect your sleep quality. These include drinking caffeinated drinks late in the day, taking too many naps, or working out late at night. These habits can make it difficult for you to sleep early at night.

2. Stay hydrated

Dehydration contributes to the development of migraine. If you experience chronic migraines, drinking plenty of water is important. Staying hydrated can help prevent an impending migraine attack, and drinking water can help quickly relieve some symptoms like headaches and poor concentration. 

Unfortunately, dehydration can follow if you don't take enough fluids daily. This can lead to a painful episode of migraine and can also trigger other health concerns like dizziness. It can also become a severe issue that warrants a medical emergency.

3. Receive Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care

A misalignment in your upper cervical spine is not always the first thought when trying to identify the cause of your pain. Despite how common and easy it happens, many patients seek chiropractic care as a last resort after trying other options. 

But Upper Cervical Chiropractic has successfully eliminated symptoms by correcting misalignments in the patient's top two spine bones. These bones are called the atlas (C1) and axis (C2). The general health of your upper cervical spine is just as important as any other parts and systems of your body. Therefore, you may benefit from consulting with an Upper Cervical Chiropractic doctor as soon as your symptoms surface.

At San Jose Chiropractic, we focus on maintaining the alignment and balance of your upper cervical bones. This includes correcting the bones' misalignment in your upper neck area. In addition, migraine and various other conditions have been linked to misalignments in the spine. 

Restoring your upper cervical bone alignments can lead to a sense of relief and can potentially prompt all your symptoms to disappear slowly.

Get started in your recovery and get migraine relief in Jacksonville. Book your appointment via our website or call our office at (904) 683-4476.

 

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