10-facts-about-migraines-among-menWe’ve been in practice as Alabang migraine doctors for many years now. Through our constant research, we’ve discovered a lot about how men deal with migraines and how it affects them.  

Overall, there are 12 million migraine sufferers in the Philippines, which is quite a significant number. And while women are more likely to experience migraines, a considerable chunk of sufferers are men.  

Migraines aren’t only about the intense headaches. In some cases, nausea and vomiting happen. Some people become sensitive to light, noise, sound, and visual disturbances.  

But in this article, we’ll present some facts about migraines, particularly with how it affects men. If you’re one of those suffering from this condition, keep reading to learn about a natural relief method for migraines. 

Here are some facts about migraines and how they affect men. 

Men who served in the military are at risk of having migraines because of PTSD: According to the American Migraine Foundation, men and women who have served in the military and have PTSD are also more likely to have migraines. When a solider is close to an explosion, it can cause a concussion, which is a mild traumatic brain injury. This is one factor for the development of PTSD. In addition, emotional trauma is known precursor for migraines.  

Here are famous men who experienced migraines: Because of the stress of superstardom, celebrities are predisposed to migraines. Some of those who have had these attacks are musicians Elvis Presley and Kanye West, actor Ben Affleck, and even the great Albert Einstein.  

Men would prefer to hide their condition from a doctor: There are more misdiagnosed migraine cases among men because they prefer to hide their condition from a doctor. According to MAGNUM, a nonprofit organization for migraine awareness, cases are misdiagnosed in 70 percent of males. That number is ten percent more than recorded migraine cases among females.  

Men who hide their condition from doctors put their children at risk: Children who have a parent with migraines have a 50 percent chance of developing it in the future. That’s why adults need to disclose their condition to doctors and receive proper care. 

Men have a higher risk of developing migraines than ulcers: The United States recorded five million cases of ulcers. In these cases, twice as many are among men compared to women. To put it in perspective, there are nine million men in the U.S. who suffer from migraines compared to the 3.5 million who suffer from ulcers.  

Men are more at risk of heart attacks if they suffer from migraines: There is a relation between migraines and heart attacks. Male patients who are middle-aged and have migraines also have an increased risk factor for heart attacks of 42% compared to non-migraine patients.    

Men and women both mistake migraines for a sinus headache: People generally tend to dismiss migraines for a sinus problem, since both involve headaches. That’s because the symptoms are similar with both conditions. The only difference is that sinus headaches aren’t as recurring as migraines.  

Men who play contact sports experience more migraines due to concussions: Post-traumatic headaches following a concussion are very common. A 2005 study showed that male athletes who have a history of concussions have a higher risk of experiencing migraines. Experts point to a possible misalignment in the bones of the upper cervical spine as a reason for the migraine attacks.  

Men in their 40’s are more likely to have migraines than prostate issues or erectile dysfunction: It’s often advertised that prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction (ED) are more significant issues for men in their 40’s. Statistics, however, state otherwise. 

Data shows that 1 out of 20 men experience ED, while 1 in 38 has prostate cancer. However, 1 out of 18 men aged 40 and up experience migraines.

Upper Cervical Care for Migraine Relief for Men 

A misalignment in the upper cervical spine can lead to migraines. Men are at risk of having a misalignment because they do more physical labor and contact sports. It amounts to more wear and tears on their bodies.  

As men age, the soft tissue in and around their spine wears down. As a result, misalignments of the vertebrae can occur more easily. If the top two vertebrae are not in correct alignment, they can disrupt the flow of blood to the brain and put pressure on the brainstem. Such misalignments can also cause migraines.  

Upper cervical chiropractors use a unique method that is gentle and precise. We, as Alabang migraine doctors, use a technique based on specific measurements and detailed imaging. Our accurate adjustment techniques put the bones of the neck back into their proper positions. 

The adjustments we use are meant to hold the bones in place longer, aiding the body to a more natural healing process. And we only make these adjustments if they’re necessary, which saves you a lot of time and money. 

If you’re suffering from migraines, our clinic’s doors are open for you. No matter if you’re male or female, young or old, we recommend that you come in for a consultation. Should you have any questions or concerns, contact us to schedule an appointment.

We’ll make sure to accommodate your needs and give you the proper care you very much deserve. And who knows? This could be the life-changing form of relief you’ve been looking for.