Chiropractic And Migraines
Are you someone who suffers from migraines? We know how painful these can be and our chiropractor in St. James wants to help. Migraines cause immense throbbing pain usually on one side of the head. In severe cases, migraines can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. They can last either hours long or sometimes even days long.
Migraines seem to happen who you are most stressed. Most people who experience migraines may experience what is called aura. Auras are visual disorientation. A person may see lines, spots, or flickering lights. This can last minutes to sometimes hours. Some also have mood changes. At times they may feel excited, other times they may feel depressed or irritable. Having a lack of restful sleep is known to cause migraines. Waking up tired or having difficulty falling asleep can trigger migraines from occurring as well as the intensity of them.
Although medications can help with migraines, chiropractic care is a non-medicinal approach that can help as well. To relieve migraine pain, our chiropractor in St. James will perform spinal manipulation or adjustments. Spinal adjustments are known to help improve migraine intensity, duration, and frequency. When your vertebrae are misaligned, it irritates the nerves and the communication between the brain and the nervous system is affected negatively. This miscommunication can trigger migraines to occur and can affect the intensity of them. Spinal adjustments help realign vertebrae that are misaligned to restore their proper position and normal function in the nervous system. In addition to spinal adjustments, our chiropractors may recommend some exercises that can be done in the comfort of your home to relieve tension, discomfort, and prevent or ease headaches.
If you experience excruciating migraines and are looking for a beneficial treatment option, our chiropractor in St. James can help! Not only will we help you with your migraine pain, but we can also advise you on lifestyle changes that may prevent your migraines from occurring. Contact us for more information.