Migraine Headaches

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What it is:

headache with varying intensity accompanied with sensitivity to light and sounds

Triggers that can start a migraine:

  • Alcohol
  • Red wine – Tyrosine
  • Caffeine
  • Chocolate
  • Sensory stimulation (smells, bright lights, loud sound).
  • Stress
  • Skipping meals
  • Menstrual cycle
  • Processed foods
  • Weather changes


1). Chiropractic manipulation

  • Cervical spine
  • TMJ dysfunction

2). Soft tissue massage to very tight muscles in the base of skull/upper neck, upper back regions

3).Diet modification (wine, cheese, Tyrosine)

4).Massage therapy


Self Empowerment: Keep a diary of when migraines occur.

-Track what you did/what you-ate prior to it occurring, track stressors, menstrual cycle etc.

-Start to eliminate your triggers to prevent future occurrence frequency and decrease migraine severity

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