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Migraines: Tweet Away the Pain?

Headache, Migraine, Headache ReliefIf you have chronics migraine headaches you know how they can cause physical pain, vision and hearing disturbances, nausea and even vomiting. These are the hall mark signs of migraine headaches, which affect as much as 10% of the population. Migraines typically affect people from the age of 25-55 years old, and are more common amongst women. Excluded from the common signs and symptoms is the emotional anguish.

Emotions are created in an area of the brain known as the Limbic System which can influence powerful chemicals to change mood and how the body feels pain or pleasure.1 A new study looking at the relationship between emotions and migraines is using a new treatment approach to the challenging health condition that affects so many, Twitter. Twitter is a social media network commonly used throughout the world.

Here is what they found2:

  • Roughly 44 percent of tweets reported that migraine attacks immediately impacted mood.
  • The most common migraine descriptors were “worst” at nearly 15 percent and “massive” at 8 percent.
  • Females accounted for about 74 percent of migraine tweets; males accounted for 17 percent.
  • The higher global peak of migraine tweets occurred Mondays at 14:00 GMT, or 10 a.m Eastern Daylight Saving Time.
  • In the U.S., migraine tweets peaked at 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on weekdays. The morning tweets peaked later on weekends.
  • The U.S. accounted for 58 percent of migraine tweets, followed by Europe at 20 percent.

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The act of expressing emotion on Twitter allows the brain modulate the way pain is perceived in the body.

This is great news for migraine sufferers seeking natural relief. In Houston Texas migraine specialist, Dr. Jason Minogue, is helping his patients with another method. Dr Bender is an Upper Cervical Chiropractor who specializes in the Atlas bone (C1 vertebra) and how it relates to the brain and even migraines. When the Atlas is misaligned the brain and nervous system are effected by abnormal blood flow and neurological function.3 By specifically analyzing and tailoring a custom adjustment to each person migraines have been scientifically proven to improve in as little as 1-2 Upper Cervical chiropractic adjustments.4


  1. Wikipedia. Limbic System. (accessed 1 May 2015).
  2. Aiello C, Bender MA, Danciu T, DaSilva AF. DeBoer M, DosSantos MF, van Holsbeeck H, Khatib L, Lucas SR, Nascimento TD, Zubieta JK. Real-Time Sharing and Expression of Migraine Headache Suffering on Twitter: A Cross-Sectional Infodemiology Study. J Med Internet Res 2014;16(4):e96
  3. Mandolesi S, Marceca G, Conicello S, Harris E. Upper cervical vertebral subluxation in multiple sclerosis with chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency: a pilot study. J Upper Cervical Chiropr Res. 2013;(3):65-70
  4. Elster EL. Upper cervical chiropractic care for a patient with chronic migraine headaches with an appendix summarizing an additional 100 headache cases. J Vert Sublux Res 2003;AUG(3):1-10

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