Those who have ever suffered from a migraine know how different it is from a headache. Migraines are not very well understood, in part because they seem to affect people in different ways and there is no clear cause for them. Nonetheless, sufferers know that when one of their migraines attack, relief cannot come fast enough. The next time you are looking for relief, consider chiropractic medicine as it has been proven to not only reduce the symptoms of migraines, but to also help prevent them from occurring in the first place.
Causes & Triggers of Migraines
Pulsing pain, sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, vomiting, vertigo, flashing lights and intense pain and discomfort are all symptoms of migraines. An attack may be triggered by stress, food reactions, poor nutrition, lack of sleep, tension or a reaction to medication.
Facts About Migraines
Here are some of the most common facts known about migraines:
- About 12% of American adults have migraines
- Migraine headaches are 3x more common among women
- 1 in 4 households has a family member who gets migraine headaches.
- Migraine attacks can last several hours, or a few days.
- Migraine headaches can arise at any time of day, but they more frequently come on in the morning.
How Our Austin Chiropractor Provides Migraine Treatment
When you visit our Austin clinic Whitehead Chiropractic, Dr. Whitehead will work with you to not only reduce the pain but to help prevent future occurrences of migraines.
Chiropractic medicine has been proven to help reduce the symptoms, severity and frequency of migraines by reducing the tension and compression on nerves, as well as by realigning vertebrae. By realigning the spine, tension, pressure and stress is alleviated from the shoulders and neck, either of which can cause a migraine. Blocked or irritated nerves can be relieved of pressure so that they can function normally without causing pain.
Dr. Whitehead has advanced training in techniques such as the Gonstead Technique and Chiropractic Orthospinology, both of which produce real, lasting results for patients. The Gonstead Technique is particularly effective because it requires comprehensive testing to determine the source of the pain and has been successful in relieving migraine pain.
In addition, Dr. Whitehead may suggest exercises or lifestyle changes that can improve your posture which will influence the frequency and severity of your migraines. Migraines are not like a headache; they are debilitating, long-lasting and react poorly to standard pain relieving medication. If you suffer from migraines, seek help today and reduce the chances of your ever having to suffer from one again.
Do you suffer from migraines? Do you know what triggers them?