Migraines Headaches

Migraine Headaches

Migraines are severe headaches that affect nearly 2 million Australians. The debilitating headaches can seriously impede your day to day functioning.
Symptoms of migraines can include
  • throbbing pain in the head
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • sensitivity to light or sound

Causes of Migraine

There are varied causes of migraine headache, but the main physical cause is thought to be related to poor posture, shoulder and neck tension. Some of the common causes of migraine include:

  • Genetic history
  • Ageing
  • Emotional trauma and Anxiety 
  • Changes in Weather 
  • Abnormal structure within the brain
  • Imbalance of serotonin and other chemicals
  • Change of hormones in women 
  • Medications like contraceptive pills

Chiropractic Treatment of Migraine Headaches

Chiropractic treatment focuses on the alignment of the whole body. As a result increasing the health of your nervous system.
Misalignment of the body results in an increase of nervous tension, stiff necks and shoulders and ultimately severe migraines.

As chiropractic care has gained tremendous traction over the years because it is a proven and effective alternative to mainstream medical treatments and invasive surgeries. Tension headaches commonly affect 90% of sufferers. They often exert a feeling of pressure on the muscles of the skull and neck. There are different treatment options depending on the severity of the condition. Acupuncture, massage therapy and chiropractic treatment are some of the effective ways to treat such condition. Recurrent occurrences of tension headaches are a sign of a migraine. 

Over the recent years, chiropractors have developed a multimodal approach to treat and prevent migraines and tension headaches. Regular chiropractic care can play an integral role to reduce the frequency and intensity of the pain caused by headaches. Spinal adjustments can help to make significant improvements to eliminate bodily pain and boost physical functions. It has better effects than amitriptyline that is used to treat chronic pain. 

Chiropractic treatment for migraines can help patients in the following ways:

  • It helps to restore alignment through proper nervous system communication
  • It decreases nerve irritation that is caused through pain signals that are sent to the brain
  • There is a reduced muscle tension that is a common cause for migraine-related headaches 
  • This can significantly boost and restore proper blood flow 
  • It helps to unlock the healing potential of the body through proper metabolism 
  • Chiropractic care helps to strengthen spine-supporting muscles
  • It helps to determine the triggers that cause migraine and avoid them from the root 

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