How to Relieve Migraines and Cognitive Dysfunction 

 January 30, 2016

By  Dr. Todd Osborne


Just last week on migraine.com, a blog post discussed the connection between migraine episodes and cognitive dysfunction. It was reported that, despite what many may think, the cognitive issues are not actually associated with the pain of a migraine. Instead, researchers contend that the cognitive impairments that come along with migraines are more connected with the brain’s activity during the migraine. Interestingly, even in migraine attacks without any pain at all, these cognitive disturbances may be present.

Some examples listed of the types of cognitive dysfunction experienced by many migraine sufferers include:

  • Can’t think clearly

  • Unable to comprehend even simple conversation topics

  • Feeling that your mind is in a fog

  • Unable to pay attention

  • Incapable of making rational decisions

  • Loss of vocabulary


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People with migraines, especially those who experience them on a more chronic basis, may worry that these cognitive issues are creating permanent changes in the brain. According to research, however, these changes are reversible and do not last once all of the stages of the migraine are given time to pass.


Various treatments may help migraine sufferers to temper an attack and to relieve some of the symptoms. For people in Chattanooga looking for a solution that is deeper than merely symptomatic relief, migraine expert Drs. Todd and Christi Osborne has been able to provide a natural alternative. The Osbornes are upper cervical chiropractors who specializes in making sure the alignment of the top bones of the neck is correct. A misalignment of the upper cervical vertebra can wreak havoc on both the function of the nervous system as well as disturbing normal blood flow to and from the brain – two major contributors to migraines. Once normal alignment is attained through a very gentle and specific upper cervical adjustment, normal function is restored to the nervous and circulatory systems, thus providing a long-term solution.



  1. Migraine.com. Cognitive dysfunction during migraine attacks. [homepage on the Internet]. 2015 [cited 2015 May 21]. Available from: http://migraine.com/blog/cognitive-dysfunction-during-attacks/



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Dr. Todd Osborne

Dr. Todd Osborne has completed extensive post-graduate education in Activator Methods, and has hundreds of hours in continuing education in Upper Cervical Chiropractic, Neurology, and is a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist, certified by the Atlas Orthogonal Board and Sherman College of Chiropractic.

Dr. Todd Osborne

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