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A migraine usually presents as an intense, throbbing, painful headache, often on one side of the head

Sometimes a sufferer may also see lights or blurred vision, called aura, often shortly before the migraine occurs, together with nausea and light sensitivity.

This is often a ‘cervicogenic headache’; where misalignments of the spine (particularly the neck) cause increased pressure on the nerves that go through the back and up into the head and face.

The extension of the nerves to other areas is why there may be residual pain into the forehead (frontal region), the eyes (orbital region), the temple and the ears. Chiropractic care is thought to be very helpful for this type of headache because it can correct the source directly.

Many migraine resources and academic studies promote the practice of chiropractic to dramatically help migraine sufferers.