How Chiropractic Care Can Relieve Migraines
One of the most common reasons people seek chiropractic care is to find relief from a variety of headaches. While sinus and tension headaches can be uncomfortable, one of the most severe types of headache is migraines. People who suffer from migraine pain can be debilitated and lose the ability to participate in everyday activities due to their headaches. While you may have missed work, school, or other important events due to your migraine pain, there is a possibility for reduced frequency and severity of migraines in the future. A Rochester Hills chiropractor can offer chiropractic adjustments that lead to relief from migraines.
Do I Suffer Migraines?
Unlike other headaches, migraines can come with additional symptoms that spread beyond the head and neck. Nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, and general pain can all accompany a migraine. Severe throbbing or pulsing sensations will often be felt on one side of the head. These symptoms can leave people bedridden for days and may or may not respond to pain medication. Even when medicine does work, migraines can last for days, meaning that medication has to be taken multiple times to keep the pain hidden. While this can be a temporary solution, it does not address the root cause of the issue or correct any underlying conditions that may be causing the pain.
The Spine-Brain Connection
It may not seem obvious, but the spine is actually the cause of many migraines. Because the spine is essential to the central nervous system, its health is important to maintain health throughout the body, including when it comes to neck and head pain. When the spine is misaligned, or a vertebrae has been twisted, shifted, or turned, this can disrupt proper nerve communication between the brain and the rest of the body. While a spinal misalignment sounds severe, they can occur during every day activity and go unnoticed until other symptoms arise. Something as simple as sleeping in the wrong position can lead to a variety of issues that begin in the spine.
Seeking Safe & Effective Care
At Vitality Precision Chiropractic, our doctors seek to address these spinal issues that can lead to poor health outcomes, including migraine pain. Gentle adjustments have been shown to relieve migraine symptoms, even in children. In addition to being effective, chiropractic care is a natural and safe way to address these conditions. Medication can have negative side effects over time without ever fixing the underlying cause of migraines, making chiropractic care a more natural and effective answer.
When you visit Vitality Precision Chiropractic, Drs. Thomas Madigan and Brendan Shanahan are able to identify any spinal misalignments and perform gentle adjustments to return the body to a healthy state. If you are suffering from migraine pain and need the care of a Rochester Hills chiropractor, contact us today to schedule your first appointment and begin the path to relief.