If you suffer from migraines, you are certainly not alone. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, approximately 39 million men, women and children struggle with this neurological disease. It’s considered the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world.
Unfortunately, it can be difficult to effectively treat migraines – which is why some people seek help from their chiropractor for them.
While there is no “cure” for migraines, there are ways to help reduce their frequency and intensity. Chiropractic care can be combined with treatments from your doctor to help improve your condition and your overall wellbeing.
WHAT IS A MIGRAINE?
Migraines are more than just headaches – they an intense collection of symptoms that can include visual disturbances, dizziness, nausea, extreme sound sensitivity, vomiting and more. These symptoms can last from 4 hours to 72 hours. If you have had a migraine before, you are well-aware of just how debilitating it can be.
For a long time, migraines were thought to be caused by the constriction of blood vessels. Recent research has shown that they are more accurately described as a neurological disorder. Something is happening with brain chemicals and nerve pathways that lead to the extremely unpleasant symptoms described above.
HOW CAN CHIROPRACTIC HELP WITH MIGRAINES?
Our chiropractic team at Mandeville Chiropractor is passionate about chiropractic’s ability to help improve your overall health. When we can help you avoid prescription medications and invasive medical treatments, we strive to do so. However, some conditions require a combination of medical care and chiropractic – and migraines are such a condition.
Our goal as your chiropractic team is to help supplement your medical care for migraines. Treatments like chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, and nutritional and lifestyle coaching can help you keep your body in optimal health. It is still unclear what causes migraines, but researchers have shown that stress and other lifestyle triggers can lead to migraines. Chiropractic care can help you avoid and/or minimize some of these triggers.
CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENTS FOR MIGRAINES
When you come to see your Mandeville chiropractor Dr. Jeff and team, they will give you a thorough examination – included a physical exam and an in-depth discussion about your health. If you are struggling with migraines and you let them know, they can determine what treatments might be most effective for your specific circumstances. These treatments may include:
One of the great things about Dr. Jeff is how focused he is on getting to the root of the problem. Instead of putting you on the table and going all out with the adjustments, he conducts a careful analysis of your spine to identify where tension and misalignment are. Then, he applies specific adjustments to correct those imbalances.
The right adjustment can alleviate tension you may have not even known was there. It can take the pressure off of nerves in your spine to improve the functioning of your nervous system.
Massage therapy works well with adjustments to alleviate tension and maintain alignment. Dr. Jeff can realign your spine, but your muscles may tighten up again. However, if you receive massage therapy as well, your muscles are likely to stay more relaxed and be less likely to undo the adjustment.
Massage therapy is also a well-known treatment for stress, which is something you want to alleviate to help avoid triggering a migraine.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP – CONTACT INTEGRATED SPINE & DISC TODAY!
You deserve migraine relief and we want to help you get it. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jeff. Take advantage of our online special now to save money while getting the chiropractic care you need.