Can a Chiropractor Fix a Migraine?

Can a West Linn Chiropractor Fix a Migraine?

To make good decisions, the mind and the head need to be cleared. Clear and calm thinking is what helps us process emotion and complete our everyday activities. That clarity is sometimes taken away by the severity of headaches we face. Many people occasionally face non-severe headaches, while others might be faced with frequent headaches that reduce the ability to sleep or carry out their day-to-day activities. Chiropractic in West Linn is a popular treatment for such headaches as the practice combines spinal manipulation, active and passive exercises, and massage. This treatment has proven to be effective in managing and preventing headaches and other body pains.

Can a Chiropractor Fix a Migraine?

What is a Migraine in West Linn?

Migraines are seen as severe headaches that come with other symptoms such as dizziness and nausea. Migraines are caused when there is a decrease in muscular movement in the head or neck region. This is mostly caused by the bright screen light, loud music, or lack of food and water. There are prescribed medicines that have proven to be effective for this discomfort such as injections. However, there exist other natural drug-free treatments that have proven to be successful for the prevention and management of acute migraines.

Visiting a chiropractor is one of the natural ways to manage and relieve pain. Routine chiropractic care will help manage migraines and tension headaches. The care the chiropractor offers for migraines and tension headaches are non-invasive and non-addictive choices. Chiropractor services are recommended being a better alternative to prescription medications or over-the-counter pain medications (OTCs) usually used for pain management.

The chiropractic adjustment is the treatment offered by chiropractors. The treatment is gentle, non-invasive, non-addictive therapy. The chiropractic adjustment loses the joints providing free movement to the body. The misalignment in the spine is also worked on, which reduces inflammation to improve the affected joint as well as the nervous system.

A chiropractor's services are to assess, diagnose, and manage headaches. There has been much research showing that chiropractic such as manual therapy is effective in dealing with migraines as well as treating cervicogenic and tension headaches. These studies prove that the treatment can be effective in reducing the intensity and frequency of migraines. Below are some treatment options.

  1. Manual therapy
  2. Soft tissue therapy
  3. Modalities such as electrical stimulation, acupuncture, and ultrasound
  4. Rehabilitation
  5. Lifestyle modifications and education
  6. Referral and co-management

By providing free movement for the joint and improving the nervous system as well as the spinal health, the body’s ability to manage pain caused by migraines and tension headaches will also improve. Here are some health benefits a patient with migraines headaches can get from chiropractic care and chiropractic adjustment.

  1. Mitigate pain and discomfort
  2. Reduces inflammation
  3. Relief from stress and tension disorders
  4. Boost physical ability and performance

Headache is a sign to be taken seriously. It is recommended to consult a chiropractor in cases of headaches, in cases of after medication, and still, no positive results, if you face frequent headache pattern changes, or if your headache is getting worse. Consult medical attention if your headache is sudden and severe, or gotten from a head injury or is followed by fever, stiff neck, numbness, speech difficulty, or weakness.

For more information on correcting headaches or migraines with chiropractic care in West Linn, contact our office at any time.