Types of Migraines


Migraines can be an extremely debilitating issue. If you have had migraines and you want to do more for your constant and reoccurring pain, contact Transformation Wellness Center. Dr. Jordheim has years of experience providing migraine and headache relief to residents of Grand Junction and the surrounding area. There are many different types of migraines, and as an upper cervical chiropractor, Dr. Jordheim will assess your specific condition to provide you with the most effective relief possible.

Migraine Types

There are two main types of migraines as well as several more subtypes. The main two types are migraines with aura and migraines without aura.

Migraines without Aura:

When a migraine is without an aura, the pain of the headache is not preceded by a period of neurological effects. The pain is the main hallmark of these types of migraines, but they may also cause nausea and vomiting. Migraines without aura can also cause sensitivity to sound and light. Other symptoms of migraines without aura include food cravings, confusion, yawning, neck pain, mood changes, blurry vision, and fatigue.

Migraines with Aura:

A migraine with aura is a different type of headache that comes with a distinct period of symptoms before the actual headache begins. Symptoms may begin to appear up to an hour before the pain of the headache. This warning phase can include partial or full vision loss. It can also include a zigzag shape that spreads across your vision. There may also be numbness, weakness, tingling in the face or hands, confusion, and trouble speaking. After this period of symptoms, the actual migraine begins, which is often debilitatingly painful.

Why do I get Migraines?

Migraines can be the result of upper cervical spinal dysfunction, vascular, hormonal imbalances, food sensitivities, systemic inflammation, and more. Finding the root cause of your migraines is the first step in treating them. Dr. Jordheim specializes in determining the cause of your migraines or headaches and then guiding you through treatment options and therapies to help you find the relief you need.

Visit your functional medicine and upper cervical chiropractor today!

At Transformation Wellness Center, Dr. Jordheim is an upper cervical chiropractic specialist and is proud to offer residents of Grand Junction and the relief of the surrounding area from their migraines. For more information about how our care can help your migraine or headaches, or to schedule an appointment, call us at (970) 812-5559.

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