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Common Types of Migraines

Written By Skaggs Chiropractic on December 3, 2018

Migraine Treatment with our Joplin Chiropractor

Migraine headaches can be incredibly debilitating. Many people who suffer from migraine headaches have trouble doing simple, everyday tasks because of the pain and other symptoms associated with the headaches. Visit our chiropractic professionals at Skaggs Chiropractic, LLC in Joplin today.

Common Types of Migraines

There are two common types of migraine headaches. There are migraines without aura, which is known as a common migraine. This type of migraine causes no visual disturbance. The second type is migraine with aura, which causes visual symptoms such as seeing lines, shapes, and flashes of lights. These visual disturbances often last for 10 to 30 minutes. A migraine with aura can also cause tingling in your arms and legs, and it can affect your sense of smell, taste, touch, and your speech.

There are common sub-types of migraines that include:

  • Brainstem aura
  • Chronic migraines
  • Hemiplegic migraines
  • Menstrual migraines
  • Ocular migraines
  • Vestibular migraines

How Are Migraines Diagnosed?

There are no medical imaging tests available to diagnose migraines. Your doctor would simply take your medical history and track the occurrence of your headaches to determine if you are suffering from migraines. By explaining your headaches and your symptoms to your doctor, they would be able to determine which type of migraine headaches you are suffering from.

How Can our Joplin Chiropractor Help Manage and Treat Migraines?

Dr. Skaggs can help manage your migraine pain using a chiropractic adjustment. An adjustment will reduce joint restrictions and treat misalignments in the spine. This can help to decrease inflammation. When the joints are more mobile, and the inflammation has gone down, the function of your nervous system is improved. This treatment can also improve your spinal health and will help your body to manage the pain caused by a migraine.

Dr. Skaggs can also use hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This treatment can increase the level of oxygenation in the blood. Studies have shown that this can help with cluster headaches and migraine headaches.

Schedule an Appointment with our Joplin Chiropractor

If you are suffering from migraine headaches, the professionals at Skaggs Chiropractic, LLC can help. We can determine the type of migraine that you are suffering from and help alleviate the pain using spinal manipulation. If warranted, we also offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy. As early as your first visit with our Joplin chiropractor, you can start feeling some relief.


Posted In: Chiropractic Migraine Treatment