Many people suffer with headaches, so when a migraine sufferer is told by someone that ‘it’s just a headache’ it can be very frustrating. This is because a migraine is a very different type of headache. The sufferer can literally be floored, and the only thing they can do is take a pain killer and seek solitude in a dark quiet room. This is because, unlike a normal headache, a migraine will often be accompanied with the following symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Aversion to bright lights
  • Aversion to strong scents
  • Feeling as though they are detached from their bodies
  • Intense, throbbing head pain
The whole world of headache and migraine has recently undergone a reclassification because they manifest in different ways. For example, it could be called a cluster headache, a headache, or a migraine.
Chiropractor Jean Luc Lafitte was actually prompted to become a chiropractor after visiting one himself for severe migraines. What is interesting about migraines is that, unlike a normal headache, they respond to and have an origin in the physical, chemical, and emotional, all of which can trigger an attack.
So what can trigger a migraine?
  • Strong smells
  • Certain foods
  • Stress
  • Bright light
  • Misalignment of the neck vertebrae
  • Muscle tension
If you would like to discuss treatment for migraines, we can offer cranial osteopathy, chiropractic or massage therapy as options. If you have any questions, please call us on 020 8332 6184. Alternatively, you can book online.