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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

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

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

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

How Weather Affects Migraines

How Weather Affects Migraines

It is true: those who experience migraines seem to have a sensitivity towards weather changes. A change in the weather can increase the frequency and severity of migraines. Why is this the case? There really isn’t a definite answer. Various things such as a change in allergy triggers, difference in wind and cloud pattern, shorterContinue Reading

Giving Hope to Headache Victims in Glendale, CA

Giving Hope to Headache Victims in Glendale, CA

Headaches are one of the most common ailments in today’s fast-paced world, affecting as many as 46 percent of the world’s population. Headaches are not only painful, but they can be a real nuisance when you are trying to accomplish your daily routine. They are difficult to care for and frustrate not only patients butContinue Reading

Surprising Relief for Migraines That Works!

Surprising Relief for Migraines That Works!

Migraines are a widespread neurological disease affecting 39 million of those living in the USA and 1 billion people around the globe. Women are three times more likely to get migraines than men. When you are suffering from migraines, the only thing you can focus on is how to get relief and get it fast.Continue Reading

Are Migraines Really Helped with Peppermint Oil?

Are Migraines Really Helped with Peppermint Oil?

Migraines can be extremely hard to cope with and can affect one’s work, personal, and family life. A survey conducted by the United States government revealed that 14% of its citizens have had a migraine or other serious headache type in the last 3 months. Migraines often leave their sufferers exhausted and out of commissionContinue Reading

When Migraines Attack: Varying Phases and Natural Relief

When Migraines Attack: Varying Phases and Natural Relief

Migraines don’t always hit at once or end immediately. Often, they come in phases and may begin as early as 24 hours before the actual head pain begins. Sadly, for those suffering from migraines, these phases just drag out the suffering a little bit longer. Let’s examine these phases a little closer so as toContinue Reading

Glendale, CA Residents Learning to Alleviate Headaches

Glendale, CA Residents Learning to Alleviate Headaches

Headaches are not pleasant and, thankfully, for most people, they only last for a short period of time. But there are other people who experience headaches at least 15 days during a 30-day period. These are referred to as chronic headaches. It can be very discouraging to fight through one headache to realize that anotherContinue Reading

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