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In our country, more than 37 million people are migraine sufferers. About five million people experience at least one migraine attack each month. The most often occur in females  who are between 35 and 55 years of age. However, anyone can suffer from migraines regardless of race, age, or gender. Family history also plays a large role in your migraine susceptibility. These are often debilitating and the majority of people have had to miss work, school, or family events due to the symptoms caused by migraines.
It is often thought that migraines are just “really bad headaches”, but that isn’t necessarily true. While headaches can be particularly painful, most migraine sufferers also complain of sensitivity to light and sound as well as touch and smells, blurred vision or other vision changes, nausea and vomiting, numbness or weakness in the body, pins and needles, uncontrollable twitching, dizziness, fainting, and many more. Often, those who have migraines are not able to take medication for it or decide not to for the simple fact that it doesn’t work.
Having many friends and family who suffer from migraines, as well as having them myself, I can tell you that there is a large difference between a particularly bad headache and a migraine. Most of the time when I get a migraine it feels like what most people would describe as a horrid hangover. It hurts to open or close my eyes and the nausea is there no matter what I do. I get dizzy sitting up, but laying down also results in the room spinning. On these types of days, there isn’t much that I can safely do around my own home, let alone going out. Getting into a car is not an option even in the passenger seat and I would never dream of driving with that sort of symptom list.
If you suffer from migraines and have not found something to help your symptoms, try coming into DiBella Chiropractic. Studies have been done which show that chiropractic care can help reduce the frequency and severity of migraines and their symptoms. We understand how debilitating they can be, so come in when you can and hopefully we can do something to help you get back to your normal routine and maybe even make it better!

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