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Chiropractic Care for Migraine Relief

Chiropractic Care can help relieve the painful symptoms of migraine headaches by aligning and relieving tension on the ligaments, muscles, spine in the neck, shoulders, and head.

Migraine headaches can cause significant debilitating symptoms. If you suffer from pain and nausea caused by migraine headaches, chiropractic care might be an excellent treatment to explore to help manage your migraine pain when medication and other treatments are not enough or not an option.

What Causes Migraines?

First, let's understand what causes migrainesA migraine headache is not the same as a regular headache. When experiencing a migraine headache, the blood vessels in your brain swell, which causes other tissues in the brain to swell as well. This is what causes the painful symptoms such as blurred vision and nausea.

Migraines are often referred to as tension or cluster headaches and can cause pain in the back of the head or behind the eyes. The actual cause of migraines is unknown, but several things can trigger a migraine headache.

Women are at a higher risk of experiencing a migraine during menstruation. The way you are feeling emotionally can also bring about a migraine, such as stress, anxiety, and depression. It is also important to make sure you get enough sleep and pay attention to any physical pain you may be experiencing, which can also cause a migraine headache to happen.

If you have migraines, know your triggers. Common migraine triggers include:

  • Smells
  • Lights
  • Temperatures (Mostly heat)
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Stress
  • Improper diet
  • Tight muscles and tendons
  • Lack of adequate sleep

Chiropractic Care and Migraine Sufferers

Chiropractic doctors use their hands to manipulate the spine and joints. When your spine is out of alignment, it can cause imbalances all over the body. Imbalances can create tension on the muscles and nerves that can cause blood flow issues to the head and, in turn, can cause a migraine headache.

Chiropractic adjustments strive to bring balance back to the body and relieve unnecessary tension. Chiropractic care can help decrease the frequency of your migraine headaches and reduce the amount and of the pain you feel.

Now that you are aware of the benefits that chiropractic care can offer a person who suffers from migraine headaches, our doctors at Envista Medical Neck and Back Center hope that you will seek our help in finding migraine relief. Call us with any questions and one of our team members will listen and answer your questions.