According to the Migraine Research Foundation, 85% of chronic migraine sufferers are women.Migraine Research Foundation
What are migraines?
A migraine is a headache that causes unsettling symptoms like nausea, extreme light and sound sensitivity, visual disturbances, and lots of pain.
They can be triggered by:
- Tension and stress
- Injuries and accidents
- Spine-related issues
- Poor posture
- Prolonged screen usage (i.e., phones, tablets, laptops)
- Problems that originate in your muscles, tissues, and nerves.
If treatment has never worked, then the source of your pain might stem from issues that traditional doctors overlook, and medications can’t permanently resolve.
How can a Chiropractor help?
You want the cycle to stop. Chiropractors are trained to identify sources of pain that can be missed by a regular or specialty physician, like problems in your neck, shoulders, and back.
When nerve pain or inflammation in your neck or back are causing your migraines, simple adjustments can be made to realign your spine, opening nerve pathways, so painful symptoms go away.
How do we treat Migraines
When problems in your back, neck or shoulders cause migraines, these treatment options have proven to help relieve pain.
- Spinal Adjustments – realign the spine in your back and
neck to open nerve pathways that could be causing you pain.
- Massage Therapy – breaks apart muscle knots caused by
migraines to relieve deep pain and inflammation, and improve
circulation to promote natural healing in your back, neck and
- Therapeutic Exercises – that improve flexibility, stability, reduce muscle stiffness, and prevent pain from reoccurring.
- Lifestyle Guidance – to help you avoid strains that can trigger amigraineor a headache without the long-term use of prescription medication.