Headaches & Migraines

Relieve Neck Pain with Expert Care in Portland & Salem Oregon

Your neck, responsible for supporting the weight of your head (averaging around 12 pounds) and facilitating a broad range of motion, is susceptible to pain and injury. At Interstate Medical Group in Littleton, Colorado, Dr. Michael LoGiudice and our proficient healthcare team specialize in diagnosing and treating diverse forms of neck pain. If you’re grappling with neck pain, reach out to us at (503) 339-7351 or conveniently schedule an appointment online.

Decoding Migraine Symptoms: Understanding the Stages

A migraine manifests as an intense pulsating sensation, primarily affecting one side of the head. Accompanied by symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound, migraines often progress through four distinct stages, although not all stages may be experienced:

This preliminary phase, occurring approximately a day before a migraine, brings subtle bodily shifts signaling an imminent headache. Changes include mood shifts, constipation, food cravings, and neck stiffness.
Appearing prior to or during a migraine, the aura stage involves visual disruptions like bright spots or light flashes. Temporary vision loss, tingling sensations in limbs, facial weakness, and speech difficulties might also occur.
The migraine episode itself lasts between 4 to 72 hours, triggering pain on one or both sides of the head. Symptoms might include blurred vision, lightheadedness, sensitivity to light and sound, and nausea or vomiting.
Concluding the migraine, this phase presents weakness, mood swings, confusion, dizziness, and heightened sensitivity to light and sound.

Unlocking Migraine Triggers: Identifying Potential Causes

While the exact cause of pain-sensitive reactions in the head isn’t fully understood, several factors can trigger migraines, including:

Hormonal changes, particularly in females
Consumption of specific foods and additives, such as aged cheeses and MSG
Alcohol, especially red wine
Stress and fatigue
Sensory stimuli like bright lights or strong scents
Disruptions in sleep patterns
Environmental or seasonal variations
Effective Migraine Management through Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care offers a potent avenue for addressing migraines, especially if they stem from spinal misalignments in the neck. These misalignments can result in improper head positioning, straining muscles and nerves linked to pain-sensitive structures in the head. Coupled with massage therapy and targeted corrective exercises, spinal adjustments deliver immediate and lasting relief from spine-related migraines. Our tailored approach at Interstate Medical Group aims to alleviate your discomfort and improve your well-being.

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