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Migraines vs. Migraines with Aura

Migraines and More 


If you’ve ever had a migraine, there is a good chance you will experience another one. They don’t happen that often, but when they do happen it can feel like a bomb went off in your head.

Now, chances are you’ve tried everything to try to get rid of them, but you just can’t seem to figure out what triggers them. You’ve gone to doctors, but they just tell you to take another type of drug. You’re tired of taking medications that have adverse side effects that disrupt your life.

While we understand it’s tiring dealing with these excruciatingly painful headaches, if you experience Migraines with Aura, you have a painful but slight advantage.

So, what are migraines with Aura?

Migraines with Aura

  • Migraine headaches that begin with early warning signs

  • They only account for one in five migraines

  • The symptoms begin 30 minutes or less before the headache

  • These early warning signs, also called prodrome, may last from 5 to 20 minutes

  • Symptoms may last after the headache

What are some of the symptoms?

Aura Symptoms

  • Blind Spots or Scotomas

  • Decreased vision or partial blindness

  • Seeing zigzags

  • Seeing flashes

  • Parasthesia (Tingling, tickling, burning, or agitation of the skin)

  • Weakness

  • Hallucinations

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If you experience migraines with aura, you can take steps to stop the pain before it starts. Though, you will need to act quickly. Here are some tips to help you prevent those debilitating headaches.

Preventing Migraines with Aura

  • Turn off the lights – Try taking a nap in a dark, quiet room

  • Temperature therapy – Ice packs have a numbing effect and heating pads relax the muscles

  • Massage – Massaging your shoulders or neck will alleviate muscle tension

You don’t have that long between these early warning signs and your migraines headache, so you need to act quickly. Though, we also know you don’t want to continue to experience this pain in your life.

The good news is that you don’t have to. An examination by an upper cervical specialist can determine the cause of these headaches and make any necessary adjustments to your upper vertebra. Once these vertebra, the Atlas and Axis vertebrae, are aligned, your brain will be able to communicate with your body optimally.To see if you are a candidate for upper cervical care click the button below.

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