The Most Common Migraine Triggers
You know the feeling- excruciating pain throbbing in your temple, forehead or around your eyes; a sudden sense of nausea or sensitivity to light. You know you’re experiencing a migraine. But what sets off the pain in the first place? For many people, the answer to that question will be emotional stress.
A study published in 2010 indicated that the most common trigger of migraines amongst its participants was emotional stress. Other common triggers included skipping meals, too much or too little sleep, odors, and menstruation for women. In fact, the majority of participants experienced not one, but multiple triggers.1
While some of these triggers can be easily mitigated, others, like menstruation or emotional stress, are difficult if not impossible to avoid. Fortunately, chiropractic adjustment is a natural, effective alternative for treating migraines.
One Australian study showed that migraine patients who received chiropractic treatment experienced substantial improvements in medication usage as well as frequency and duration of headaches.2
It’s important to find what sparks your migraines and reduce the triggers within your control. For those triggers outside of your control or for treating migraines in general, chiropractic care can be a powerful step in reaching a life without migraines.
1. Headache. 2010 Sep;50(8):1366-70
2. Australas Chiropr Osteopathy. 1999 Jul;8(2):61-5