Are Migraine Aura Common?

When talking about migraines there are primarily 2 different types: migraine aura and migraines without aura. What is aura? Read on to find out more.

Migraines are a recurring, throbbing type of headache. They are generally more severe than other forms of headaches, such as tension headaches or cervicogenic headaches. These are usually only on one side of the head and are less common than general headaches, with estimates of 13% of adults suffering from them and some becoming chronic problems. Click here to find out more about a Cure for Headaches.

Medical researchers used to believe that the cause was due to blood flow issues (such as high blood pressure) in the head causing the symptoms, resulting in them prescribing medication to treat migraines by effecting the blood vessels and reducing the pain signals, in attempt to produce a migraine cure. However, newer research has proven that migraines are neurological, originating from the brain stem, located at the top of the neck.

Looking back this is also more logical given the accompanying symptoms, such as nausea, impaired vision or hearing, balance issues, sensitivity to light or sound and sensory disturbances in the arms, such as tingling, numbness weakness or pain. These are symptoms that typically aren’t associated with vascular (blood vessel) diseases.

This also makes more sense when considering the triggers, such as light, sound, coffee, red wine, sugar or stress. Typically for vascular problems the effects aren’t so instant and these common triggers wouldn’t produce any negative changes.

Migraines with aura refers to a specific type of migraine where the sufferer experiences a sensory disturbance. This aura can start before a full blown migraine and give them the feeling of a warning that it is about to happen. This aura can include seeing flashes of light, blind spots, tingling or weakness in the hand, face or arm and difficulty speaking. There may also be other visual disturbances, such as seeing stars or zigzag lines. These types of migraines may then lead to the throbbing headache. Click here to find out How to Solve Migraines Without Panadol.

Migraines without aura are what most classically think of as migraines, the head pain, throbbing sensation, sensitivity to light and overall debilitating incapacitation that can result in someone being unable to engage in normal activities, potentially for days on end. Read more about them, here.

At Vitality Chiropractic in Singapore we specialise in migraines, using Upper Cervical specific care. We specialise in brainstem issues that are at the root of this condition, helping to solve migraines without medication, such as Panadol.

Since 2013, Upper Cervical Chiropractor, Dr. Shaan Rai helped patients achieve greater health, relocating to Singapore in 2016 and founding Vitality Chiropractic Centres. He has an impressive track record in providing relief and solutions for people who experience nerve system problems, such as headaches, migraines, dizziness, vertigo or neurological conditions.

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For a Complimentary, no-obligation call with the Doctor or to book a Consultation, call +65 8438 9550 or email help@vitalitychiropracticcentres.com to find out if we can help you at our Chiropractic Clinic in Singapore.

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