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Migraines

Woman with headache

Symptoms often include a throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light

What are migraines?

A migraine is severe, reoccurring, and absolutely debilitating. They can occur almost daily, or more rarely, like once month. They cause significant pain for hours to days and can be so intense that the pain is crippling. Migraines often begin in childhood, adolescence or early adulthood possibly first starting as chronic headaches.

What causes a migraine?

What happens is an underlying problem called a subluxation, or a misalignment of bones, causes soft tissue pressure in your neck. That pressure causes blood vessels in your head and neck constrict, decreasing blood flow to those areas. Later, when those vessels have to dilate, or get bigger, it causes a rush of blood to the head starting a migraine. A migraine can also be caused by emotional “triggers”, a hormonal imbalance, or even genetic pre-disposition.

Symptoms

People suffering from Migraines often experience a throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light. They might also experience an “auras” which are accompany the pain of migraine. An aura can be additional visual problems like flashes of light or wavy vision. An aura usually begins gradually, and builds up and lasts for 20 to 60 minutes; but the migraine pain will still be there.

How Chiropractic care can help

Chiropractic care can help your migraines by treating the cause of the problem. Correcting that subluxation, or misalignment, of the bones reduces the soft tissue tension. Restoring the proper alignment allows your body, and nervous system, to function better. We have a variety of adjusting techniques, exercises, and supportive therapies specific to each patient to help you correct the problem causing their migraines.

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