Types of Migraines

Different Types of Migraines

Migraines are a type of headache that can be debilitating and affect your quality of life. Medications provide relief for migraine sufferers, but they don't address the source of the issue. Chiropractic techniques can help release the nerves and muscles in the upper body that cause migraines and restore natural movement. Many people seek out the help of our chiropractor at Chiropractic Wellness Center in Newcastle for their migraines.

Migraine with Aura

Migraine with aura typically includes visual artifacts along with the pain. You may see flashes, lines, shapes, and other visual distortions, and you may experience a temporary loss of vision. You may also experience tingling in your arms and legs and notice your other senses aren't working the way they should. Seeing visual artifacts can signal the onset of a migraine about an hour in advance.

Migraine Without Aura

Migraine without aura is the pain of a migraine without the visuals associated with aura migraines. Migraines with and without aura are the most common types.


Chronic migraines are defined as a migraine that happens for at least 15 days every month for over three months. Migraine symptoms are present on eight days each month.

With Brainstem Aura

All the classic pain symptoms are present and include symptoms of impaired vision, language, or sense. Vertigo, slurred speech, tinnitus, unsteadiness, double vision, and sensitivity to sound are also involved. Two of the latter symptoms need to be present to qualify a migraine as with brainstem aura.

Silent Migraine

A silent migraine has all the physical aspects of a migraine sans pain. Aura is the most common sign of headache, but other migraine symptoms and nausea can also be present.

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Give us a call to make an appointment with our chiropractor in Newcastle. Our chiropractor will evaluate your migraine issue during your appointment and create a treatment plan to help you get relief from the pain. Contact our team at Chiropractic Wellness Center today to find out how we can help you get back to living pain-free.

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