Knowing what Causes Migraines in Apple Valley MN

Head Pain, Headache, MigraineThe Numbers on Migraines

So, you want to know what causes Migraines? Well, there are various factors that can and do contribute to a person experiencing this neurological disorder. The scary thing is that no one is immune to experiencing them, and even 5% of people experience a migraine by the age of 15.

Of course, that number increases with age. That increase  has led to 28 million people in the U.S. experiencing migraines, according to the National Headache Foundation. The one thing neither the NHA nor any doctor in the world is sure of is the exact cause of migraines, but it would seem that external factor are a possible cause.

Knowing what those external factors are, and which of them may be the underlying cause of your migraines, is instrumental in overcoming migraine pain.

Migraine Triggers

  • Food Allergies – Often times a certain chemical or preservative in a food or beverage can trigger this neurological disorder. Common culprits include: Alcohol, hot dogs, pepperoni, aged cheese, lunch meat, and MSG. Preservatives in foods or beverages are the cause of this pain in up to 30% of migraine sufferers.
  • Caffeine – Over consumption of caffeine or not consuming enough caffeine can lead to attacks. That’s because a person’s blood vessels absorbs the caffeine, which causes a person to become sensitive to the receiving the right amount of caffeine.
  • Stress – Our internal self-defense system reacts by releasing chemicals that cause vascular change, which can lead to migraine pain, into the brain when external factors try to invade our bodies.

Caring for your Migraines

Luckily, there is something you can do to reduce and eliminate migraine pain from controlling your life. That will mean partnering with an upper cervical chiropractor, so they can examine your upper cervical spine for any misalignments that may be the underlying cause of your migraines.

Of course, you can change your diet or your habits, but doing that will mean changing your lifestyle and it won’t get to the root cause of your pain. An upper cervical specialist will make the necessary adjustments to the top two vertebrae in your spine, so your brain and your body can communicate with each other without hindrance.

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Johnson Spinal Care and Associates are Apple Valley Upper Cervical Chiropractors trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Our NUCCA Clinic has helped many people find natural relief from post-concussion syndrome in Apple Valley, Minnesota. We are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on our website at

2017-09-19T00:18:12+00:00August 31st, 2015|Chronic pain, Headaches, Migraine headaches, Migraine Headaches|Comments Off on Knowing what Causes Migraines in Apple Valley MN