What is Migraines (Vascular Headache)?

Migraines are a chronic neurological variant of primary headaches. In a Global Burden of Disease Study 2010, migraines were ranked as the third most prevalent disorder in the world and the third-highest cause of disability worldwide in both males and females under the age of 50 years. There are two major types of migraines, classified as – 1.1 Migraine without aura and 1.2 Migraine with Aura.

These migraines are usually predicted by the sufferer through an onset known as aura. Migraine sufferers with aura may involve visual, sensory and/or speech symptoms with a gradual development. Not all migraine sufferers experience this aura, but all migraine sufferers will describe a one sided (the side may change) episodic attack characterised by head pain and other symptoms. Migraines can be confused with sinus headaches and cluster headaches.

These symptoms include nausea, photophobia (hypersensitivity to light), phonophobia (hypersensitivity to noise), and vomiting. The head pain during a migraine is severe and may last up to 72 hours with associated scalp tenderness. Migraines are most common in females between the ages of 10 and 30 years.

Here at Precision Health we offer services such as Chiropractic care and dry needling which can aid in your recovery from migraines. Call (02) 9639 7337 or visit our website to book an appointment now!

For more information on the specifics of migraine headaches visit https://ichd-3.org/1-migraine/.
(IHS Classification (2019) 1. migraine, ICHD. Available at: https://ichd-3.org/1-migraine/ (Accessed: 28 August 2023).

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