Chiropractic Care for Headaches & Migraines

Migraines are a crippling problem for many people all over the world. The pain can be blinding, and many sufferers find them entirely unable to function. Those experiencing migraines often find themselves avoiding any light, become sensitive to loud noises, and even experience nausea and vomiting. Migraines also lead to depression and extreme irritability among some.

While the most common method for treating migraines is with prescribed medications, that’s often not enough. The suffering continues.

Instead, the best way to effectively treat migraines is to address the source of what’s causing the problem as part of a course of chiropractic treatment.

Migraines and Chiropractic Care

If medications are not doing the job, or you’re worried about the side effects of dependency, chiropractic care could be for you. Regular chiropractic care has been shown to treat migraines at their source successfully.

When it comes to migraine relief, chiropractic care often focuses on adjusting the spine. Following a complete medical history and physical examination, a licensed and experienced chiropractor can begin to relieve the nerve interference that triggers migraines. This is accomplished by:

  • Reducing muscle tension
  • Realigning muscles to facilitate nervous system communication
  • Strengthening the muscles that support the spine
  • Restoring healthy blood flow

Misalignments in parts of the spine can result in muscle tension and irritation of nerves controlling blood flow to the head. When you experience a regular headache, your cranial blood vessels narrow. When migraines occur, cranial blood vessels instead expand, which causes the surrounding tissues in the brain to swell, resulting in migraine pain.

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When the spine and muscles are correctly adjusted, blood flow throughout the rest of the body is better equipped to move freely and overcome stress. This reduces the frequency and severity of migraine attacks.

Whole Health Treatment For Migraines

While adjustments of the body and spine are integral parts of chiropractic treatment for migraines, it’s not the entirety of the treatment.

To help relieve symptoms and reduce the frequency of attacks, your chiropractor will also recommend a guided exercise program, proper breathing guidance, meditation, and nutritional education. Making significant lifestyle changes is often effective in lessening the severity of migraines. They can also help improve joint function by strengthening your soft-tissue muscles.

Migraine Treatment at Akridge Chiropractic

When you visit Akridge Chiropractic, we will begin with a complete history and examination to determine the best course to alleviate your migraine suffering.

Call 509-378-9591 to schedule your appointment today.