Reprinted From: To Your Health
June, 2014 (Vol. 08, Issue 06) By Editorial Staff
Could your migraine headache increase your risk of suffering a life-threatening event? If you've ever suffered a migraine, you know it can feel as if your life is ending, with symptoms including intense throbbing / pulsing sensation in one area of the head.
Add to that a good chance of nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to both light and sound, and many migraine sufferers find themselves out of commission until the migraine subsides. But what if that wasn't even the worst of it? According to a study published online ahead of print in Stroke, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Heart Association, researchers found that self-reported migraine sufferers (migraines verified by International Classification of Headache Disorders-2 criteria) had more than double the risk of suffering a subclinical brain infarction (essentially a stroke) compared to study participants who did not experience migraines. This increased risk was evident even when the researchers accounted for other potential risk factors for brain infarction, including sociodemographic variables and vascular risk factors.
Infarction is tissue death caused by lack of oxygen, generally due to an obstruction of blood supply / flow. Obviously if the brain can't get enough oxygen / blood, bad things are going to happen – quickly. If you suffer from migraines and have decided to “survive” them with over-the-counter medication and other tactics, this research should be an eye opener that you may not be doing enough. Talk to your doctor about your migraines and learn more about headache symptoms here.
At Chipley Chiropractic, we have great results treating headaches... and that includes treating migraine headaches. Many patients enter having experienced long-term migraines with multiple medications and tens of thousands of dollars in testing over the years. These tests have all showed next to nothing and the patient is frustrated. I often think that these patients don't want to believe that something as simple as chiropractic treatment by Dr. Chipley or Dr. McMillen can make that big of a difference. Often a patient with migraines does not get an instant "Magic Bullet" effect with our treatment. But many of those who give us a couple weeks to work with them become amazed by how well they do with treatment. The number of migraines that they experience reduces. They find that they are having them less often and they find that they are less severe. We see many people that are able to get back in control of their life and not let their life be controlled by headaches.
That is what we do at Chipley Chiropractic... We work to help you get rid of your symptoms so you can get back to doing what you want to do. Thanks for your support and call us for an appointment if you want to see if we can help 304-252-0200. - Dr. Julian Chipley
This Blog is a Group Effort from all of the Staff of Chipley Chiropractic:
Kay, Kathy, Cheryl,