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What Are The After Effects Of Migraine

After a migraine attack, many people experience some after-effects that can last for a few hours or days. Some sufferers of migraines have likened the after-effects of a migraine attack to those of a hangover.

For many people, the end of a migraine attack does not usually take things back to normal. The changes that occur need time to normalize. 

Some of the after-effects of migraine include:

Difficulty in concentration. One of the after-effects of migraines is that sufferers find it difficult to focus. The inability to concentrate can affect students in the school who will face enormous challenges in their studies.

Lack of concentration can also affect workers who will struggle with their jobs, affecting their productivity.

Fatigue. During a migraine attack, we know that sufferers experience many symptoms like headache, neck pain, sensitivity to light, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. Many people recovering from a migraine attack find themselves extremely tired and unable to carry out their daily routines.

Neck Pain. Neck pain is another after-effect of migraine. Migraines affect the nerves and muscles in the neck, and this may continue when the migraine stops.

Dizziness. Many people with migraine complain of feeling dizzy and lightheaded long after the migraine pain has stopped.

Headaches. Headache is also a common after-effect of migraine attacks. When a migraine occurs, it interferes with proper blood flow in the nerves of the head. Experts advise migraine sufferers to avoid activities that will exacerbate or likely increase their headaches.

Memory Loss. Some research studies have indicated that those who suffer from migraine attacks show signs of decreased memory function.

Thirst and Hunger Pangs. Migraine can also trigger thirst and food cravings in people. Constant hunger can lead sufferers to embark on an eating spree of foods that can worsen the situation. Research has shown that certain foods trigger migraine symptoms. It is vital to eat foods rich in nutrients and also drink a lot of water.

Mood Swings. Some migraine sufferers experience mood swings after a migraine attack. Some have attributed the mood swings to hormonal fluctuations.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care and Migraines

Migraines are neurological disorders with their origin in the central nervous system that cause severe headaches of varying intensity.

Two small neck bones link the head to the lower spine. These bones are called the C1 and C2 vertebrae, which play roles like protecting the brainstem, helping the head move in many directions, and supporting the head. Despite their vital functions, the upper cervical vertebrae are prone to misalignments that can lead to many nervous system disorders, including migraines.

An upper cervical chiropractor can help minimize migraine after-effects through preliminary examinations, chiropractic adjustment, and other kinds of care. This will restore nervous system function.

We can help you deal with the adverse effects of migraine. Get in touch with us if you’ve tried all that you can to cope with the after-effects of migraines. We care about the safety of our community. We can, therefore, guarantee your security during your consultation or appointment.


For the past six years, Dr. Addison Bulosan has provided excellent chiropractic care for sufferers of chronic migraines and other travel-related illnesses. For more information contact Dr. Addison Bulosan at 2959 Umi Street Suite 202 Lihue HI 96766. Phone: 808-369-9733. Please forward all email inquiries to addison@thespecific.com. To schedule a 15-minute free consultation, visit kauai.thespecific.com/schedule.

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