Migraines can be debilitating for anyone. It can be especially painful for parents to watch their children suffer from the condition. The array of symptoms that can be experienced seems endless. Some of the more common ones include headaches, nausea, light and sound sensitivities, dizziness, and vomiting. No wonder parents will do what they can to help their young ones feel better.
Treating migraines, particularly in children often presents a challenge for doctors. The most common approach is to prescribe certain medications, depending on the symptoms and severity of the migraine for children with symptoms occurring several times during the course of one month. The prescriptions most often given are NSAIDs, beta-blockers, antidepressants, and calcium channel blockers. Sadly, some of the medications are not as effective in children or have side effects that may be serious. For example, some may cause rebound headaches. These intense headaches may be worse than what was experienced before. Sleepiness and difficulty concentrating are also commonly experienced in young ones taking the mentioned prescriptions.
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Treating Migraines Naturally in Morgantown, WV
There are other techniques as well that may be sought after for relieving the symptoms of migraines. Natural solutions and certain lifestyle changes can prove beneficial. Here are a few of them.
- Regular Sleep
- Healthy diet
- Supplements such as feverfew, CoQ10, butterbur, riboflavin, magnesium
- Relaxation techniques
- Cognitive behavioral therapies
Upper Cervical Care for Migraines
Upper cervical chiropractic care is another natural method often used in the treatment of migraines. This method is gentle and measurements are taken for precision. The focus of the treatment is to remove the root cause of the condition. When the upper cervical vertebrae are out of alignment, it can impede proper function of the nervous system. Aligning the vertebrae removes pressure and restores normal blood flow and communication. A simple examination can determine if these upper vertebrae are misaligned. If this is the case, it could be the cause of the migraines.
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