Most people just think of a migraine as a bad headache, but migraines are a neurological condition and can have many other symptoms besides just head pain. These symptoms can include nausea as well as light and sound sensitivity. One particular type of a migraine is called a vestibular migraine. How can you know if this is the type of a migraine you are experiencing?

If you are experiencing some or all of these symptoms then you may be experiencing a vestibular migraine.

Dizziness and vertigo

Light and sound sensitivity


Balance problems

Hearing problems resulting from tinnitus or stuffiness

Should I Just Take a Beta Blocker?

That’s a commonly asked question because many doctors prescribe beta blockers for migraines. While the label use of beta blockers is to reduce blood pressure, migraine pain may be lessened as well. However, beta blockers cannot prevent a migraine or cure the condition. Unfortunately, to continue to make money, pharmaceutical companies need to provide medications that mask symptoms rather than healing the disease. So what can you do if you wish to find a more permanent solution?

How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Can Help

When it comes to vestibular migraines, the underlying problem is often in the neck. When the C1 or C2 vertebrae are out of alignment, blood flow and flow of cerebrospinal fluid can be restricted. This, in turn, can cause the many symptoms of vestibular migraines.

At Upper Cervical Center of Brandon, we focus on correcting a very important misalignment in the top of the neck. Once such a misalignment has been corrected and proper blood and spinal fluid flow can resume, many patients find a reduction in symptoms or occurrence of migraines. Some even see complete resolution of their migraine problems.

Now, it’s your turn. Why not seek a consultation and find out if upper cervical chiropractic is right for you?