Enjoy Migraine Pain Relief with Chiropractic Care from Your Chiropractors in the Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Fuquay, Clayton, Garner, and Wake Forest areas!
Chiropractic treatment addresses migraines as pain arising from dysfunction of the nervous system, specifically compression of nerves by misaligned spinal vertebrae. Although some migraine pain may be attributed to hypoglycemia, extremely high blood pressure or organic brain problems, over 95 percent of migraines can be relieved with chiropractic care from Chiropractic Partners. Prior to developing a migraine treatment program, your chiropractor will evaluate your symptoms, determine if your headaches are migraines or tension headaches and possibly order imaging tests to rule out specific medical issues.
Symptoms of Migraine Headaches
Migraines are characterized by:
- Intense, throbbing pain usually on one side of your head
- Nausea and vomiting
- Extreme sensitivity to sounds, odors, and lights
- Blurry vision
- Dizziness or fainting
- Seeing halos or "auras" around objects
Migraines may last several hours or several days. In most cases, a migraine sufferer needs to lie in bed in a dark, quiet room until a migraine has passed. Some prescription medications may provide temporary migraine pain relief. However, drugs do not address the underlying cause of recurring migraines. Chiropractic care is an effective treatment for migraines because our chiropractors perform spinal adjustments to remove nerve compression while simultaneously improving nervous system functioning.
Chiropractic Treatments for Migraines
In addition to adjustments, your chiropractor recommends spinal decompression therapy for migraine pain relief. Spinal decompression is a noninvasive procedure involving alternating decompression and relaxation cycles while you lie on a special decompression table. By increasing space between vertebrae, compression of nerves is removed so that blood vessels experience less constriction and your nervous system is no longer being irritated and inflamed.
Receiving regular massage therapy for migraines works to reduce or eliminate migraine events by releasing trigger points (muscle knots) within muscles supporting your head. When used in conjunction with adjustments or decompression therapy, massage therapy provided by our chiropractors not only helps reduce migraine pain but also stimulates a release of endorphins (your body's natural pain "medicine") to enhance your overall migraine treatment program.
Another cause of migraines could be food allergies or food sensitivities that trigger inflammation in your nervous system. Foods commonly associated with migraine attacks include chocolate, processed meats, doughnuts, and yogurt. Your chiropractor may ask you to keep a food diary to determine if certain foods may be contributing to migraines.
Call Our Chiropractors Today!
If migraines are impacting your quality of life and preventing you from enjoying or completing daily activities, we are here to help. Chiropractic adjustments, therapeutic massage and trigger point therapy for migraine pain relief are available from any of our chiropractors. We have 11 convenient locations throughout the Triangle, make an appointment today!