Probably everyone has experienced a headache at one time in their life, but migraine sufferers know that their symptoms are far worse than anything that occurs during a regular headache. Symptoms can be debilitating and last for as long as 72 hours if left untreated.
Common signs of migraines include:
- Vision loss
- Seeing an aura
- Pins and needles sensation in the extremities
- Speech difficulties
- Pain on one side of your head that’s pulsating or throbbing
- Increased sensitivity to light and sounds
- Blurry vision
If you are visiting Chiropractic Healing Center seeking relief from your migraines, we will begin by asking you questions of your family history and your own health history. This can give us clues into what is triggering your migraines so that we know which area of your body to treat. Next, we will perform a comprehensive physical assessment that examines your posture, flexibility, muscle tenderness or tightness, and neck and spine x-rays.
Once we believe that we have isolated the trigger of your migraines, we can begin a course of treatment to restore your total body wellness and reduce your migraine episodes. Common methods we use include:
- Chiropractic adjustment
- Therapeutic massage
- Hot or cold therapy
- Lifestyle counseling to manage triggers
- Nutritional advice
Chiropractic care has been found to be a successful way to rid patients of migraines without the use of chemical-based medications. In fact, 72% of migraine sufferers in a clinical trial experienced substantial or noticeable improvement following treatment by a licensed chiropractor.