Migraines Q & A

What are migraines?

Migraines are an intense, throbbing type of headache that can last for hours or days. In addition to head pain, a migraine can also cause symptoms like:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Visual disturbances

Many people with migraines experience debilitating pain that makes getting out of bed difficult. The intensity of migraine pain can also cause increased sensitivity to sound and light.

While the root cause of migraines isn’t well understood, head and neck injuries are a known trigger. When the vertebrae in your upper spine (neck) aren’t properly aligned, they can press on surrounding nerves and cause irritation, inflammation, and persistent migraine pain.

If medications aren’t enough to relieve or prevent migraines, you may benefit from the chiropractic care services available at Integrated Spine & Disc.

How does chiropractic care treat migraines?

Chiropractic care can treat migraines by relieving muscle tension in your upper spine, back, and shoulders. Manual manipulations of your spine can also ease restricted movements in your neck to ease migraine pain.

Additionally, the chiropractors at Integrated Spine & Disc can design a routine chiropractic care plan to stop migraines from developing. By keeping your spine in proper alignment, they can reduce the frequency, intensity, and duration of any future migraines that develop or prevent them from occurring at all.

What can I expect during a chiropractic care appointment for migraines?

Integrated Spine & Disc specializes in chiropractic treatments for migraines. To ensure this type of therapy is a good fit for your needs, the chiropractors at Integrated Spine & Disc perform a physical exam, review your medical history, and evaluate the severity and frequency of your migraine symptoms.

Based on your evaluation, the chiropractors at Integrated Spine & Disc identify areas of misalignment in your spine and tension in your muscles. They uses a range of techniques to move your spinal vertebrae into their proper position to correct any imbalances that contribute to migraine headaches.

The chiropractors at Integrated Spine & Disc can also suggest regular exercises you can do at home to keep your spine healthy and functioning optimally. They can correct any posture issues you have to prevent further strain in your neck and shoulder muscles.

If you’re looking for solutions for recurrent migraines, call Integrated Spine & Disc to schedule an appointment or book a consultation online today.