What is a good treatment for migraine headaches? Chiropractic care and physical therapy are both effective all-natural treatments for migraine headaches, tension headaches and sinus pain. Our chiropractor will make adjustments to your musculoskeletal and nervous systems to realign your spine and relieve pressure that may be causing pain. By treating the cause of your pain with a customized treatment program, the solution you’ve been searching for is just a phone call away.
Migraine attacks affect your ability to think clearly and interfere with your daily activities. If you suffer from debilitating migraine pain, chiropractic care can be an effective treatment to decrease the intensity and frequency of your headaches.
A migraine is a medical disorder, characterized by intense, throbbing pain on one, or both sides of your head. Any part of your head may be affected, and you may also feel pain in the temples or behind the eye or ear. Migraine headaches sometimes last for hours or even days. Headache symptoms commonly start in the morning, but you can get an attack at any time of the day.
In addition to a severe headache, you may suffer symptoms like:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Sensitivity to light, sound, and touch
- Seeing flashing lights, blind spots or zigzag lines
- Temporary loss of vision
- Cluster headache
- Tension headache
- Sinus headache
- Numbness or tingling in the face
- Disturbed sense of smell, taste
Our chiropractor can assess, diagnose, and manage your headaches, using a variety of treatment options such as chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, and spinal decompression.
Our clinic offers alternative treatments and strategies for fast, effective, and all-natural headache relief. We design an individualized pain relief management plan to decrease the intensity and frequency of your symptoms. Our manual therapies used in combination with lifestyle recommendations and rehabilitation exercises are also effective treatment options. Conventional medicine tends to mask pain symptoms with medication, but unless you uncover the root cause of your pain, the symptoms will persist and you will never have the solution you need.
Physical therapy is also a viable treatment to address your symptoms and reduce the frequency of your attacks. Musculoskeletal and joint issues such as muscle tension and tightness, lack of neck motion, poor posture, and even tightness in your back between your shoulder blades are common causes.
What Causes Migraine Headaches?
Medical scientists are still unable to pinpoint precisely what causes migraines. Most medical practitioners believe that abnormal changes in substances naturally produced in the brain can trigger symptoms. Increases in these substances cause inflammation and swollen blood vessels in the brain that aggravate nearby nerves, causing pain.
Common triggers include:
- Strong odors
- Bright lights
- Lack of sleep
- Hormonal changes
- Changes in weather
- Alcohol consumption
- Skipped meals
- Stress and anxiety
- Excessive caffeine
- Caffeine withdrawal
Are your headaches disrupting your home, work, or school life? For effective and long lasting relief for migraine headaches in Indianapolis, Glendale, Broad Ripple or any nearby city in Indiana, call us today at (317) 257-2225 to schedule a complimentary consultation.