Neck pain is becoming a serious issue for many people. The average person spends about 2 hours online per day, which means that they are spending 2 hours with their head tilted towards the monitor, which can lead to neck pain. This article will cover the causes of neck pain and how to reduce pain.

Why Migraines Accompany Nausea

Nausea is a frequent side effects of migraines due to a complex interaction of nerve pathways in the brain that become activated during an attack. A migraine can trigger the release of chemicals that impact the nervous system and also stimulate the area of the brain responsible for controlling nausea and vomiting, known as the vomiting center. This reaction is believed to be a protective measure intended to get rid of toxins from the body. However, in the context of migraines, it represents a miscommunicate reaction by the body to address the severe pain and neurological disruption, leading to nausea and vomiting as common side effects and symptoms of the condition.

Characteristics of Migraines

  • Neurovascular Disorder: Migraines are considered to be a neurovascular disorder, involving both the nervous and vascular systems, originating in the brain and affecting the blood vessels.
  • Aura: Approximately 15-20% of individuals with migraines experience aura, premonitory symptoms that precede the headache phase. These symptoms can include visual disturbances and nausea, and might persist during or even after the migraine episode.
  • Pain: The exact cause of migraine pain remains uncertain. Theories suggest that structures within the central nervous system, such as the brainstem and diencephalon, may play significant roles. Peripheral activation by sensory nerves around the head and neck blood vessels, as well as involvement of dural, pial, and extracranial arteries, has also been proposed as potential factors.

Upper Cervical Care

In managing migraines, doctors may recommend medications such as antidepressants, beta blockers, or anti-seizure drugs, each with its own set of possible side effects. For those seeking natural remedies, maintaining a journal to identify migraine triggers can be beneficial. However, addressing the root cause is essential for effective treatment. Visiting an upper cervical chiropractor could uncover whether an injury in the upper neck region is contributing to migraine occurrences. A specialized chiropractic adjustment targeting the upper cervical area might significantly reduce or even completely eliminate migraine episodes.

Head & Neck Spinal Care offers NUCCA chiropractic service to focus on correcting the structural alignment of the head and neck spine. Very gently, and yet, very precise neck adjustment can alleviate neurological signs and symptoms such as headache, migraine, dizziness, nausea, vision changes, and etc. If you’re suffering from chronic nerve pain, you can schedule an appointment at (847) 497-5003 with a NUCCA chiropractor in Northwest suburbs of Chicago.

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