A migraine refers to a type of painful headache that usually occurs on either side of the head. Many times, migraines are accompanied by symptoms such as light sensitivity, blind spots, nausea, or tingling sensation down one side of the face.
Migraine headaches have no clear cause, but contributing factors include genetics and environmental stress.Our chiropractors also teach of triggers that increase migraine frequency. These include:
- Change of routine
- Alcohol consumption
- Engaging in stressful activity
- Certain food items
- Hormonal changes in women
- Prescribed medications
Our skilled doctors help to pin point each patients specific needs and address migraine headaches at the source.
Chiropractic Treatments for Migraines
Chiropractic adjustments can help reduce discomfort from migraine headaches and lower the frequency of headaches in the future. Spinal adjustments align the vertebrae and relive nerve interference to promote healing, body function, and long-term health. When the spine and neck align properly, the body functions at a higher level and hormone balance in improved. Since low levels of serotonin may contribute to migraine headaches, regular adjustments can help maintain proper hormone levels and improve headache symptoms.
During treatment, chiropractors help patients to identify migraine triggers and take time to teach each patient how to avoid these triggers in daily life.
Chiropractic treatment has shown to reduce stress and tension, which in turn, may reduce headache frequency and severity.
If you are searching for migraine relief that lasts or want more information about the impact of chiropractic on migraines and headaches, call (423) 668-0108.