Migraine Headache Treatment

Migraine Headache Treatment

Lady sitting on bed in painYou can’t seem to find a migraine headache treatment that works, and all you want to do is to crawl into a dark hole and wait until the pain is gone.

Many migraine sufferers are finding relief from their migraine symptoms with a safe and natural solution that doesn’t include risky drugs with dangerous side effects–chiropractic care.

That’s because chiropractic care identifies the underlying cause of migraine headaches, rather than masking them with every higher doses of medication.

Restoring Spinal Alignment, Reducing Migraines

Accidents and injuries are typically responsible for bones shifting out of their proper place. Chiropractors coax these wayward spinal bones back into a more normal position. With time, as affected nerves are free to function normally again, headache symptoms diminish and supporting muscles and ligaments can strengthen.

After locating the precise location of the misaligned spinal vertebrae, chiropractors apply a gentle “adjustment” using their hands and/or special instrument.

The result? Nerve interference is reduced and headaches resolve. Naturally.

Oh, and chiropractic adjustments feel great. (If they didn’t patients wouldn’t return for the repeated visits necessary to retrain muscles and soft tissue to make lasting spinal changes.)

Migraine Headache Relief Naturally

chiropractic neck adjustmentFor years, many migraine sufferers have turned to chiropractic care for their migraine symptom relief. They’ve discovered that drug-free chiropractic care addresses the cause of migraine headaches; it doesn’t just treat migraine symptoms.

Chiropractors in your area provide care to migraine sufferers every day and have been able to help reduce the frequency and severity of migraine headaches or eliminate symptoms entirely.

How do they do it?

When bones press on nerves, vital communication between the brain and the body is cut off to the affected body part, which often becomes sick as a result. Chiropractors are educated and trained to remove spinal interference in your nervous system so your body can heal naturally – no drugs needed!

Frequently Asked Questions

While every chiropractor uses slightly different technique, most patients find chiropractic adjustments to be relieving and soothing. Some may even say relaxing. Others say it’s like having a huge weight lifted from their shoulders.

It varies for every patient and depends upon your age, condition, diet and how long you’ve been suffering. Some patients experience almost instant relief. For others it takes longer. Many patients find that monthly visits help them stay headache-free and avoid a return of their symptoms. Your chiropractor will design a care plan that produces the best results in the shortest amount of time.

What is a Migraine Headache?

The causes of migraine headaches are generally believed to be irregular levels of certain brain chemicals (serotonin and dopamine) that cause blood vessels to behave differently.

In addition, spasms in the main arteries that lead to the brain cause fluctuations in blood flow, which cause pain. Perfect ingredients for a migraine, along with triggers that get the process rolling.

Migraine Headache Symptoms

Migraine symptoms affect women far more frequently than men. Symptoms can last for hours or even days and can occur several times a week or month.

Symptoms usually occur in stages and include any of the following:

  • Sudden mood shifts, irritability or depression
  • Increased thirst
  • Cravings for sweets or salty foods
  • Tiredness
  • Neck stiffness
  • Diarrhea/constipation
  • Frequent urination
  • Visual disturbances (i.e., seeing flashing lights, wavy lines and/or spots) or vision problems
  • Sensing odors or hearing sounds that aren’t present
  • Decreased hearing ability
  • Dizziness; confusion; trouble concentrating
  • Feeling numb or tingly in arm and/or leg on one side of the body
  • Sensitivity to light, sound and/or touch
  • Headache on only one side of the body
  • Nausea, with or without vomiting
  • Hot flashes/chills
  • Post-headache euphoria

Migraine Headache Treatment: The Options

Medical doctors generally prescribe preventive and acute relief medications as a form of migraine headache treatment.

Preventive medications are taken on a regular basis in order to prevent migraine symptoms from occurring in the first place. But… should they fail, there are fast-acting migraine headache pain relief medications that are designed to provide fast migraine headache relief.

Trouble is, most of these medications have some pretty serious side effects. Not to mention the potential damage to your liver and kidneys.

Chiropractic is a safe, drug-free alternative.

What is a Migraine Headache?

The causes of migraine headaches are generally believed to be irregular levels of certain brain chemicals (serotonin and dopamine) that cause blood vessels to behave differently.

In addition, spasms in the main arteries that lead to the brain cause fluctuations in blood flow, which cause pain. Perfect ingredients for a migraine, along with triggers that get the process rolling.

Migraine Headache Symptoms

Migraine symptoms affect women far more frequently than men. Symptoms can last for hours or even days and can occur several times a week or month.

Symptoms usually occur in stages and include any of the following:

  • Sudden mood shifts, irritability or depression
  • Increased thirst
  • Cravings for sweets or salty foods
  • Tiredness
  • Neck stiffness
  • Diarrhea/constipation
  • Frequent urination
  • Visual disturbances (i.e., seeing flashing lights, wavy lines and/or spots) or vision problems
  • Sensing odors or hearing sounds that aren’t present
  • Decreased hearing ability
  • Dizziness; confusion; trouble concentrating
  • Feeling numb or tingly in arm and/or leg on one side of the body
  • Sensitivity to light, sound and/or touch
  • Headache on only one side of the body
  • Nausea, with or without vomiting
  • Hot flashes/chills
  • Post-headache euphoria

Migraine Headache Treatment: The Options

Medical doctors generally prescribe preventive and acute relief medications as a form of migraine headache treatment.

Preventive medications are taken on a regular basis in order to prevent migraine symptoms from occurring in the first place. But… should they fail, there are fast-acting migraine headache pain relief medications that are designed to provide fast migraine headache relief.

Trouble is, most of these medications have some pretty serious side effects. Not to mention the potential damage to your liver and kidneys.

Chiropractic is a safe, drug-free alternative.

Discover A Natural Migraine Headache Treatment

If you’d like to find natural relief for your migraines, help is right around the corner–contact a chiropractor near you by using our helpful directory.

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