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Knowledge Base: Migraine Chiropractor

Are you looking for a migraine chiropractor? Fast affordable relief from migraine pain is easier than you may think! Schedule your risk free consultation now or continue reading to learn more.

What is a migraine and what causes it?

A migraine is an intense headache accompanied by symptoms including throbbing localized pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound. Patients usually experience migraines symptoms either on a one off basis or chronically for many years before treatment and relief is found.

Chronic migraines are successfully managed with careful treatment and preventative medication. Warning signs known as aura may occur before or with a headache.

Auras are symptoms of the nervous system. These signs are usually visual disturbances, such as flashes of light or wavy, zigzag vision. Some preventative care is used daily and other treatments are used at the first signs of a ocular migraine.

Are there different types of migraines?

There are different types of migraines and symptoms. These types are categorized by their associated symptom. Doctors recognize seven varieties of migraines. They include a migraine with or without an aura; with or without a headache; a basilar migraine (balance issues); hemiplegic migraine, which affects one side of the body much the same way a stroke would, and an ophthalmoplegic migraine, which affects the eye and eye movement.

Another type is cluster headaches which occur in groups and chronic sinus headaches which can be confused for ear infections. Constant severe tension headaches and head pain also fall under this category. Some of these are very rare while others are much more common.

How can chiropractic care help me with migraine treatment?

Migraines are complex. Modern medicine and even specialists do not fully understand why migraines occur.

As such, there is no specific treatment or remedies that will stop or prevent a migraine 100 percent. That is one reason why it is important to understand what type of migraines from which you suffer. Finding a solution to your specific case might be as easy as making lifestyle choices.

Migraines are caused by the expansion and contraction of blood vessels which cause a pressure change in the brain.

Chiropractic care can help by helping patients figure out what type of migraines they have, and whether or not there are common triggers. Chiropractic care can also help people make positive lifestyle changes. In addition to lifestyle changes, chiropractic helps improve the connection of nerves from the brain to the muscles through a higher form of chiropractic touch called Network.

Getting the body to work more efficiently and helping people identify their triggers for migraines are two ways that chiropractic care can help stop or reduce migraines.