There’s nothing worse than feeling that first twinge of migraine and knowing the rest of your day is about to go right out the window. Migraines are severe headaches, usually beginning on just one side of the head and pulsating. An attack can last a few hours or a few days, depending on severity and cause. Migraines are often accompanied by a myriad of unwelcome symptoms.
Seeking migraine pain relief is the first thing any migraine sufferer does at the signs of an attack. Unfortunately, once a migraine begins, it’s often too late to relieve pain until the headache has run its course. Fortunately, chiropractic care can be used as a preventative and therapeutic treatment option for a migraine headache, cluster headache, or tension headache.
At Glendale Chiropractic we work with many patients who require specialized treatment for headache relief. If you experience migraines and are looking for relief, here’s what you need to know about chiropractic care.
Causes, Symptoms, and Solutions for Migraines
Migraines are still a mystery in many ways, but there are some things the marvel of modern medicine has discerned, such as the causes and symptoms of migraines. Knowing the triggers helps us prevent future headaches and find new solutions for migraine treatment.
One of the first questions we receive here at Glendale Chiropractic in migraine cases is, “what causes migraines?” According to the American Chiropractic Association, there are a variety of triggers which could set off a migraine headache, such as:
- Lack of sleep
- Poor eating habits
- Unbalanced hormones
- Low or high blood sugar
- Environmental factors (light and sound)
Some researchers have also suggested that migraine headaches could be a genetic trait, as many sufferers have family members who experience migraine symptoms.
Migraine symptoms vary from person to person and headache to headache. Some of the more common symptoms reported are:
- A slow dull throbbing headache behind the eyes
- Sensitivity to external stimuli (light and sound)
- Visions of lights (migraine aura)
- Appetite loss
Many migraine sufferers hurry to treat the symptoms as they occur rather than focusing on the underlying cause of the pain. These treatments include oral medication, ice and heat applied to the back of the neck, home remedies, and sleep. Unfortunately, unlike a sinus headache which can be eliminated by simply opening the nasal passages to relieve pressure, migraines are commonly more complex.
Chiropractic care offers an all-natural headache solution that works at the source. Chiropractic therapy uses gentle manipulations of the spine, called adjustments, to stimulate the musculoskeletal and nervous system, relieving pain and in some cases, eliminating the cause of the migraine.
Call a Chiropractor Today
If you experience migraine headaches and are looking for a new way to treat them, consider chiropractic care. At Glendale Chiropractic, we work with patients located here in Indianapolis and surrounding areas for a variety of reasons, including migraine relief. Our team of experienced specialists are well-trained and knowledgeable in migraine management.
For more information on chiropractic migraine relief, or to schedule a consultation, call Glendale Chiropractic at (317) 257-2225.