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Migraines: How to Find Relief in Glendale, California

Migraines: How to Find Relief in Glendale, California

Migraines seem to be on the rise in today’s busy society. There is no time to stop and rest for a day or two until the migraine pain passes. As many as 39 million of those living in the US suffer from migraines. Of these, 4 million have chronic migraines, meaning they have a migraine for more than 15 days out of a month. The following symptoms often accompany a migraine:

  • Throbbing or pulsating head pain, usually one-sided (not always)
  • Sensitivity to light, sound, and some odors
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness or vertigo

Triggers for Migraines

For some people, food can be a trigger for migraines. While a trigger doesn’t cause a migraine, if experienced, it can bring on a migraine. It is a good idea to keep track of things that you have eaten before a migraine attack to see if a pattern develops. This can help you to avoid migraines by avoiding your triggers. What are some common triggers for migraines?

  • Alcohol
  • Nuts
  • Citrus fruit
  • MSG – found mostly in Chinese food or processed foods
  • Alcohol – red wine particularly
  • Aged cheese – these contain tyramine, a compound that interacts with neurotransmitters in the body
  • Aspartame – an artificial sweetener found in many sugar-free products
  • Caffeine – found in soda, tea, and coffee; too much or too little can lead to migraines
  • Legumes – beans, lentils, peas
  • Chocolate
  • Cured or processed meat – sandwich meat, sausages, and hot dogs all contain sodium nitrates that change chemicals in the brain

Is avoiding triggers the only way to steer clear of migraines? Thankfully, there is another option.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic Helps Migraines

Migraines have been linked to upper cervical misalignments, especially the C1 and C2 vertebrae. This could be due to a recent injury or something that happened many years ago. A misalignment here can lead to hindering the blood flow to and from the brain and body. Nerves of the neck can become irritated and inflamed. This is the right scenario for a migraine to happen.

Using a gentle method, here at Health Edge Family Spinal Care, we have helped many of our migraine patients find relief.

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Dr. Armen Manoucherian of Health Edge Family Spinal Care in Glendale, California is a Glendale Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). He has helped many children and adults find natural relief in Glendale, California. His upper cervical clinic also serves the communities of Pasadena, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Burbank. He is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on his website at http://www.healthedgela.com

When Vertigo Combines with a Migraine — Where to Find Help

When Vertigo Combines with a Migraine — Where to Find Help

A vestibular migraine is a migraine that is accompanied by vertigo — a sensation that you or the things around you are rotating. It is a very disturbing experience. Anyone can get this type of a migraine, but it is most often seen in women between the ages of 20 and 40. If you areContinue Reading

Migraines: The Four Stages and How to Find Relief

Migraines: The Four Stages and How to Find Relief

As many as 39 million people in the US suffer from migraines and 1 billion world wide. However, not everyone realizes that migraines are not just really bad headaches. They are actually a neurological condition that comes about in four stages. Let’s take a look at what these stages are and what symptoms accompany them.Continue Reading

What is Vertigo and Where Can You Find Natural Relief?

What is Vertigo and Where Can You Find Natural Relief?

Vertigo has been described by those suffering from it as a feeling that the room is spinning or that they themselves are rotating. Sometimes it is confused with disequilibrium. Disequilibrium is the feeling that the floor is tilting or coming up toward you. Some people may feel as though they are floating. Either of theseContinue Reading

Headaches: Which Type Do You Have?

Headaches: Which Type Do You Have?

There are many different types of headaches with different symptoms for each one. However, they do have one thing in common. When you experience one, you want nothing more than to eliminate it no matter what may be required. You may reach for the nearest bottle of pills, prescription or over-the-counter. Did you know thereContinue Reading

Stopping Dizziness in Its Tracks in Health Edge Family Spinal Care

Stopping Dizziness in Its Tracks in Health Edge Family Spinal Care

Have you ever stood up too fast and felt off balance or turned your head in one direction really quickly? Did you feel dizzy or lightheaded afterward? Almost everyone has experienced something similar. You may have also had problems with balance, sensitivity to light, and visual disturbances. All of this can be blamed on aContinue Reading

Headaches: What Kind Do You Have?

Headaches: What Kind Do You Have?

Headaches can be incredibly difficult to cope with, especially when they happen more than just once in a blue moon. Unfortunately, many experience chronic headaches daily or at least a few times a week. It may surprise you to learn that the term headache actually encompasses a number of various types of different headaches suchContinue Reading

Meniere’s Disease: Proof It Can Be Conquered

Meniere’s Disease: Proof It Can Be Conquered

Meniere’s disease consists of a triad of symptoms: Hearing loss Tinnitus — ringing or other noise in the ear Vertigo — a spinning sensation The good news is a singular underlying cause has been discovered: a misalignment in the bones of the upper cervical spine, particularly the C1 and C2. Once the misalignment is corrected,Continue Reading

Is Your Headache a Result of an Accident? Help Is Available!

Is Your Headache a Result of an Accident? Help Is Available!

If you have gone through a traumatic event lately, like a car accident, a serious fall, a sports-related injury, or a similar trauma that has impacted your head or neck, you may find yourself suffering from headaches shortly thereafter. However, there is help available. Don’t ever feel like you have to suffer through and learnContinue Reading

Head Trauma — Does It Cause Vertigo?

Head Trauma — Does It Cause Vertigo?

What is Vertigo? Vertigo is a type of dizziness in which you feel as if you or the environment surrounding you is spinning. What causes vertigo is still unknown by many healthcare professionals. Symptoms can include disorientation, nausea, vomiting, a ringing sensation in the ears, weakness, and difficulty walking. Head Trauma and Vertigo Recent researchContinue Reading

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