Headaches & Migraines
How Chiropractic Care Can Help With Migraines And Headaches
Nothing is more frustrating than a migraine. It is not just the throbbing pain that gets to you, migraines also make you sensitive to light and sound, you become dizzy, and even feel nauseous. Ask anyone suffering from migraines how they cope with the pain and they’ll tell you the only solution is to try your best to manage its symptoms.
You don’t have to suffer in pain and lie in bed all day and all night. I am sure you already have tired a lot of medications, but have you considered getting chiropractic care for migraine? Chiropractic care can reduce the severity as well as frequency of your migraines. Migraines may not be curable, but it is more manageable under chiropractic care than with constant over the counter pain killers and shutting the blinds and turning off the lights.
More than 25 million people in the USA experience migraine or headache pain each year. Women also experience it more than men. There are some studies that have proven that migraines may be genetic. The pain starts with a tight feeling in your neck and around your temples. This is pan is also called tension headache.
Duke University conducted a study that revealed that spinal adjustment can immediately improve headaches and provide longer relief and fewer side effects as compared to pain medication for headaches. A study explains that migraine is generally caused by misalignment or subluxation in the spine.
When the vertebrae are misaligned, your nerves and muscles become inflamed. Chiropractic adjustments can fix these misalignments and reduce the severity of your migraine. That’s not all, with chiropractic care, you can also reduce the frequency of migraine.
Migraines are the third most popular reason why adults in the U.S. seek chiropractic care. As mentioned above, results of chiropractic care for migraines have been proven favorable in multiple studies and clinical trials. Chiropractors use a variety of techniques for treating the pain, but spinal manipulation is the most common treatment. It focuses on your cervical spine. As your body’s balance is restored, the pain is not just relieved, but prevented.
Your chiropractor may ask you to make some changes to your lifestyle if they had been contributing to your migraine or headache pain. Even lack of exercise and eating certain foods can trigger migraines and headaches. Stress, anxiety, and depression are also typical triggers. Don’t be surprised if your chiropractor recommends vitamin, mineral, or herbal supplements along with making lifestyle changes.