Unfortunately for those who experience them, migraine hangovers do exist. This is actually the end of a migraine called the postdrome phase. It leaves the person feeling worn out, extremely tired, and unable to function for hours and even days after a migraine goes away. It is known by the following symptoms:
- Anxiety and depression
- Feeling in a fog mentally
- Unable to concentrate
- Extreme fatigue
- Changes in cognitive ability and intellectual function
- Sensitivity in the scalp or skin
Although not all who suffer from migraines develop migraine hangover, one study revealed that 68% of the participants had symptoms that lasted approximately 25.2 hours. This stage of a migraine can be just as devastating to the person experiencing it. It can hinder him from completing daily tasks, going to work, or engaging in social activities. He may feel guilty that he cannot just get on with his life after the pain of a migraine has subsided. So the question becomes, is there anything that a person who deals with migraines can do to reduce the severity and frequency of migraines?
Migraine Pain Alleviated Long-Term by Upper Cervical Chiropractic
An underlying condition for many migraine sufferers is a misalignment in the upper neck vertebrae. At Synergy Chiropractic, we begin by examining patients for just such a misalignment. Focus is placed on the C1 (atlas) and C2 (axis) vertebrae in particular. Specialized x-rays show where a person’s individual misalignment is located.
These bones play a very important role in the function of the central nervous system. They can place pressure on the brainstem if a misalignment is present and hinder communication and blood flow to and from the brain and body. By using a gentle, precise adjustment, we can help to these bones move back into their proper position. The body can then begin its natural healing process. Many patients have reported seeing a decrease in migraine symptoms, migraine hangovers, and frequency of attacks. Some have seen their migraines go away entirely.
Dr. John Pairmore and Dr. Dennis Young of Pairmore and Young Synergy Chiropractic, in Anchorage, Alaska have 44 years of combined clinical experience. Their anchorage chiropractic clinic is the only office in Alaska that has the specialized Atlas Orthogonal Adjusting Instrument. Dr. Pairmore and Young also serve Fairbanks, Wasilla, and Eagle River along with the entire state of Alaska. They are 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, including migraines and other headaches, whiplash and other neck injuries, chronic back pain, sciatica and more. Learn more about Our Team.