The Connection Between Athletes and Migraines

The Connection Between Athletes and Migraines

It seems quite common for athletes, professional and non-professional, to have migraines. One reason for this seems to be trauma-triggered migraines. These commonly occur in children, adolescents, and young adults. The trauma, usually a blow to the head, causes a complex temporary brain disturbance. What are some symptoms of a trauma triggered migraine?

  • Head pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Visual abnormalities, such as temporary blindness
  • An altered level of consciousness

These migraines usually only last for a few minutes, but may continue for up to 24 hours. They can include post-traumatic attacks that may be confused with concussions or even a hematoma. Neurological deficits may not go away immediately.

So, one may wonder, is it enough to have on your safety equipment? Actually, the answer to that is no. This type of a migraine has been seen in those who engage in wrestling, football, soccer, and volleyball. It is important, no matter what sport a person plays, to be informed about trauma-triggered migraines and get help for them as soon as possible. Where should a person go to seek the proper treatment?

To learn more about the connection between head and neck injuries and migraine headaches download our complimentary e-book NATURAL AND DRUG-FREE WAYS TO END YOUR MIGRAINES by clicking the image below.

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How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Helps with Migraines

It has been noted in various studies that often the underlying cause of migraines is due to a misalignment of the upper neck vertebrae. This can be true of trauma-triggered migraines and other headache types. A blow to the head or neck is one reason that the atlas (the top bone of the neck) can become misaligned. It only takes a misalignment of ¼ of a millimeter to cause a variety of health problems throughout the body.

A misalignment here can hinder blood and oxygen flow to and from the brain and body. Also, the signals being sent to the brain about what is happening within the body can become distorted, causing the nervous system to not function at its optimum.

We examine our patients to see if there is actually a misalignment and where it is located. Then we can work with them to correct it through gentle, effective means. Most patients, including those studied in clinical trials, have reported improvement in their migraine symptoms after only one or two adjustments.

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