A migraine possesses the ability to incite intense pulsing sensation or sharp pain, mostly on one side of the head. Quite often, a migraine is followed by vomiting, nausea, and utmost sensitivity to sound and light. A migraine attack could possibly last for hours to days and the throbbing pain could be so sharp that it will heavily disrupt your routine activities. To pinpoint the source of your migraines, visit our Urbandale chiropractic clinic.

Most people experience an “aura” prior to a severe migraine. An aura is a sense that a migraine is coming on and include visual disruptions like flashes of light or blind spots. Other symptoms like tingling on one side of the leg, arm, or face and trouble in speaking could also occur.

Medications could assist in avoiding some migraines and help in decreasing the intensity of the pain. The correct medicines mixed with lifestyle changes and self-help remedies may help significantly.


Migraines that developed in early adulthood, adolescence, or even childhood, could potentially progress through 4 phases: prodrome, aura, attack, and post-drome. Not every migraine patient experiences all these phases.


1 or 2 days prior to a migraine, you may observe slight changes that indicate an upcoming migraine. These might include:

  • Frequent yawning
  • Frequent urination
  • Boosted thirst
  • Neck stiffness
  • Food cravings
  • Constipation


For a large number of people, the aura may develop prior to or amid migraines. Auras are the nervous system’s reversible symptoms. Mostly, they are visual; however, they could further include various disruptions. Some of the examples of migraine aura are as follows:

  • Out-of-control jerking or other movements
  • Hearing music or noises
  • Struggling to speak
  • Numbness or weakness in one side of the body or the face
  • Loss of vision
  • Needles and pins sensations in leg or arm


An attack of migraine mostly lasts from 4 to 72 hours if not treated appropriately. During a migraine, you may experience:

  • Vomiting and nausea.
  • Sensitivity to touch, smell, sound, and light.
  • Pain mostly on only a single side of your head, but often on both the sides


Post-migraine attack, you may feel confused or drained out for up to 24 hours. Most people report feeling elated. Abrupt head movement may just allow the pain to come in again for a short span.

Medication can assist in the short term easing of the pain, but when the problem continues to come back, pills are not enough. Many times the source of your headaches and migraines is structural. With proper chiropractic treatment, it is possible to permanently overcome this debilitating issue.

Live life pain-free without any headaches or migraines and call our team at Meier Family Chiropractic in Urbandale with any questions you have. We have helped many patients just like you and look forward to meeting you!