Chiropractor for Migraines

Migraine sufferers go through a lot. In addition to throbbing pain, they can experience blurred vision, nausea, and eye and neck pain. Over 35 million Americans deal with migraine headaches every day. Unfortunately, most attempt to control their migraines with an ever-varying concoction of pills to relieve symptoms and reliance on medication, which has downsides.

Migraine sufferers can take some comfort now in knowing pills aren’t the only solution. Chiropractic treatment for migraines provides significant relief without becoming a walking pharmacy.

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How Chiropractic Treatment For Migraines Works

Misalignments in parts of the spine often lead to muscle tension and can irritate nerves controlling blood flow to the head. In addition, when migraines occur, cranial blood vessels experience vasodilation (expansion) instead of what happens during a regular headache where blood vessels go through vasoconstriction (narrowing). As a result, surrounding tissues in the brain swell, and you suffer pain.

Chiropractic treatment helps patients reduce the frequency of their migraine headaches and can decrease the duration and severity of migraine attacks. It does this by incorporating multiple approaches to treat the source of migraine headaches rather than simply dulling the effects of an existing migraine. Chiropractic treatment accomplishes this by:

  • Realigning your muscles to restore proper nervous system communication
  • Reducing muscle tension—often a trigger for migraine headaches
  • Restoring proper blood flow
  • Decreasing irritation in the nerves
  • Strengthening the muscles that support the spine
  • Identifying what triggers an individual’s migraines and then addressing them.
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Treatment for migraines usually requires a multimodal approach. First, your chiropractic team will work together to help treat the various conditions contributing to your migraines. This can include massage, laser therapy, nutrition consultation, physical therapy, and more. The idea is to go after the causes of the migraines, their length, and severity and develop a long-term treatment plan that provides you with long-term relief.

Your Health Is Our Priority

Contact us today if you suffer from migraines and would like to learn more about chiropractic treatment. Our licensed and experienced chiropractors will work with you every step of the way to deliver relief from your pain. Not just for a day but a lifetime.