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Migraine Treatment from a Chiropractor
When you experience migraine headaches, it interferes with your normal life. It prevents you from engaging in your normal activities, interferes with your thought processes and may impact your ability to handle specific tasks. At Total Health Chiropractic, we offer treatment for migraines and similar headaches that may cause complications in your daily life.
What are Migraines?
A migraine refers to a type of pulsing and painful headaches that usually occurs on one side of the head or the other side. It may come with additional symptoms beyond the basic pain, such as sensitivity to light, flashes of light, blind spots or a tingling sensation along one side of your face.
Depending on the severity of the migraines you experience, you may need to spend a few hours to a full day away from bright lights and interaction with others. The challenge is determining the right solution to address the discomfort and encourage long-term well-being.
Causes of Headaches
Migraine headaches do not have any clear underlying causes, but it may have factors that contribute to the risk of developing the discomfort. The headaches may stem from environmental and genetic factors. For example, if a parent has migraines, then you have a higher risk of developing the headaches.
While the specific causes of the headaches are not clear, certain triggers contribute to the problem. You may trigger a migraine by eating certain food items, changing your routines, drinking alcohol or engaging in a stressful activity. Hormonal changes may also trigger the symptoms in women, particularly during pregnancy or menopause. Taking medications may also trigger or contribute to the severity of a migraine, so you want to discuss potential risks with a doctor before taking any medication.
Chiropractic Treatments for Migraines
The underlying causes are not clear when you have migraines, but a chiropractor can help reduce the impact of your discomfort. By obtaining chiropractic care, your body heals quickly and you have a lower risk of developing migraines in the future. Spinal adjustments help align your spine and neck for better function and long-term health.
A key reason the treatment helps with your headaches is the lower rate of stress. Chiropractic care helps reduce stress and tension, which also helps reduce the impact of your symptoms. We also recognize that the headaches have multiple triggers, so a chiropractor helps you identify the specific triggers that contribute to your symptoms so you can avoid the item. When your spine and neck aligned properly, your body functions at a higher level and you improve the balance of your hormones. Since low levels of serotonin may contribute to your migraines, taking measures to improve your hormone function through chiropractic adjustments may help with your symptoms.
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Migraines are a complex concern that impacts your life by interfering with your normal activities. It causes pain and discomfort that seems difficult to manage. To learn more about the impact of chiropractic care on migraines and headaches, call or contact us today.