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Types of Migraines

Types of Migraines

When people hear the word “migraine,” they might associate that with a headache. A migraine is different than a headache, and there are numerous subtypes of this chronic disease. To manage the pain linked to migraines, have our chiropractor, Dr. Korey Kothmann, at Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine in Lubbock diagnose the type you have and treat it with our many drug-free services.

7 Types of Migraines

At least 38 million people in the United States alone are affected by migraines. The symptoms will differ by the type of migraine you have. Here are the seven main types of migraines.

Complicated Migraine (With Aura)

This type of migraine can last about 30 minutes, and can bring about intense head pain. Complicated migraine can make changes to your vision by making you see black dots or zig zags, and may make you not speak clearly.

Migraine without Aura (Common Migraine)

This type of migraine is the most common. You may experience a throbbing or pulsing sensation in the side of your head, and it may intensify with physical activity. You may also experience dizziness and vomiting, sometimes without warning signs. 


When a migraine occurs longer than 15 days or a month, it's considered to be chronic. The intensity of the chronic migraine can vary, which may cause you to mistakenly believe that it's a sinus headache, or similar issue. 


Hemiplegic migraines feel more like strokes. You may experience weakness in one side, loss of sensation, or a “pins and needles” feeling. 


These types of migraines typically start two days before a woman's period begins, or a few days after the period starts. Menstrual migraine is linked to a change in hormone levels, meaning that a birth control pill can either make these migraines worse or better. Hormone replacement therapy can also trigger a migraine. 

Ocular (Retinal)

With this type of migraine, you can temporarily go blind in one eye. It is usually experienced by women, and it can last a few minutes or extend to months. While it may not be permanent, it may be an indicator of another serious issue. 

Migraine Treatment in Lubbock, Texas

Our chiropractor at Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine in Lubbock has treated many forms of migraine with chiropractic care. When you come in for your appointment, Dr. Kothmann will assess your situation and immediately discuss options for addressing the intense symptoms associated with your migraines. Call us at 806-791-3399 to schedule your visit.


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