Migraine headaches can be debilitating.
However, chiropractic care can offer effective solutions to manage and eliminate migraines.
+ What are the symptoms of a migraine headache?
The symptoms of a migraine headache can vary depending upon its stage. Migraines may have up to 4 distinct stages: The Prodrome stage, The Aura stage, The Main stage, The Postdrome stage.
- In the prodrome stage, the early warning signs appear. These may include problems with concentrating, exhaustion, excessive yawning, unusual food cravings, difficulty in speaking, hyperactivity, mood swings, and sleepiness.
- The next stage, the aura stage, isn't experienced by all people with migraines. Its symptoms can include auditory hallucinations, hearing issues, olfactory hallucinations, visual hallucinations, partial loss of vision, vertigo, waves of dizziness, and other symptoms.
- In the main phase of a migraine, patients have severe throbbing head pain that is often concentrated on one side of the head. However, it may occur on both sides. Confusion, pain in the sinuses, dizziness, anxiety, nausea, diarrhea, light sensitivity, noise sensitivity, and sensitivity to scents are also common during the main phase of a migraine.
- In the postdrome stage, the pain has usually passed but some effects can linger. People may feel exhausted, slow, and have problems comprehending things that they normally have no issues with.
+ How do you treat migraines with chiropractic?
Our top goal is to tailor your migraine treatment to the specific cause. The first order of business is to address why you are having migraines. Your treatment plan will likely include performing adjustments that alleviate nervous system pressure and improve spinal health.
Additionally, we can provide lifestyle counseling to help you make lifestyle changes to prevent or lessen your migraines.
+ What changes can I expect after treatment?
Many migraine sufferers experience relief from current migraines quite rapidly after chiropractic treatment. It is also common to see a dramatically lowered number of migraine headaches overall when a patient has regular chiropractic care. During the migraines that do occur, many patients say that their pain level is considerably reduced overall.