For people who found pain relief with the help of an upper cervical chiropractor, Rockford is now their favorite place. For many, Rockford has become a haven of sorts after months, for some even years of struggle with pain. Now, they have a place of refuge that they can come to for pain relief.   

After receiving the upper cervical spine care they needed, they now enjoy a relatively pain-free life. But it took them some time to realize that there was pain relief available beyond the usual line up of medications. They were also unaware that there was more than one type of migraine and, thus, they needed to match the pain relief for each type.

With the information shared by their upper cervical chiropractor, Rockford residents who struggle with migraines finally understood what they were up against.


Migraine Defined

In general, Migraine is an intense kind of headache that is usually described as throbbing, pulsating, or pressing.  The so-called Classic Migraine is the kind that also makes a person experience aura. Aura is a visual disturbance that makes a person see flashing lights, stars, different kinds of shapes, and even temporary blindness.  The Common Migraine is called as such because its symptoms include what is experienced by most:  severe headache, nausea, and fatigue sans the aura.

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9 Other Types of Migraine

However, not many people have heard about these nine other types of migraines:

  • Silent Migraine

Surprising as it may sound, a silent migraine does not include headache as a symptom. It does make a person experience aura.

  • Menstrual Migraine

From the term ‘menstrual’, this type of migraine is related to the onset of a woman’s menstrual period.

  • Abdominal migraine

This kind of migraine is still being studied because scientists have yet to unlock the secret about migraine and its connection to abdominal issues. In this kind of migraine, the pain emanates mostly from the stomach.

  • Vestibular migraine

A vestibular migraine makes a person suffer from symptoms like body imbalance, nausea, motion sickness, vertigo, and vomiting. This migraine may attack with or without a headache.

  • Migraine with brainstem aura

Hormonal changes among young female adults may make them vulnerable to migraines with brainstem aura. Usually, their dizziness, confusion, and balance problems are accompanied by pain at the back of the head near the nape. They may also experience tinnitus or ringing of the ears.

  • Ophthalmic migraine

This refers to a migraine that affects the eyes. Also known as an ocular or retinal migraine, it is characterized by temporary loss of vision in one eye. This temporary blindness comes with dull pain behind the eyes and a headache. Anyone who experiences a loss of sight for an extended period needs to seek medical attention immediately.

  • Hemiplegic migraine

In hemiplegic migraine, a person may experience temporary paralysis on one side of the body, which is a frightening symptom. But more commonly, what they experience is numbness, dizziness, and visual problems. To be on the safe side, a person who has all these symptoms must be given medical attention right away to discount the possibility of a stroke or another serious medical condition.

  • Ophthalmoplegic migraine

This causes pain around the eye. It may also involve the immobilization or paralysis of eye muscles due to pressure on the nerves behind the eye. In some cases, it is an aneurysm that causes pain and other eye problems. People who suffer from this migraine also have a drooping eyelid and double vision.

  • Status migrainosus

Often lasting beyond 72 hours, this migraine causes intense pain and nausea that are so severe that some opt to go to the hospital for pain relief medications.


One Pain Relief Option vs. 9 Types of Migraine

After a quick visit with an upper cervical chiropractor Rockford clients get to know more about NUCCA procedure, which helps restore health by reducing interference in our nervous system. These interferences may be caused by injury, trauma, or inflammation, which leads to pain such as those produced by migraines.

The acronym NUCCA stands for National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association.  The NUCCA procedure was developed over many decades and has been used successfully to help reduce pain and other symptoms not just for migraine but for other conditions, including neck pain, back pain, and hip pain, to name a few.

With the guidance of the upper cervical chiropractor, Rockford clients undergo a series of tests, including neck and head x-rays, and accurate measurements to determine the exact degree of misalignment in the upper cervical spine area.  The gentle manual adjustments on the head and neck help restore the entire skeletal structure’s alignment, relieving the nerves, ligaments, and muscles of any pain-producing tension.  

The effect of the adjustments includes an improved transmission of brain signals to the different parts of the body. Any interference in the nervous system is removed, enabling the smooth flow of impulses that allow us to think, feel, and move.  A person’s mobility is also restored as the body begins to heal itself. A few sessions of adjustments are enough to make a person really appreciate a renewed  feeling of wellness.

If you or a loved one also struggle with migraines, visit us at Upper Cervical Care Center-Rockford.  We would be happy to provide all the information you need about our NUCCA procedure and what to expect during your visit. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


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