Symptoms You May Be Experiencing With Migraines
According to Psychology Today, “Migraines result from a chemical imbalance in the brain. Often a trigger, such as certain foods or hormones, can cause blood vessels to dilate in the brain. The vessels become inflamed, thurs irritating the surrounding nerve fibers. The nerve fibers then send messages back to control centers in the brain, which continues vessel dilation, thus kicking off a vicious cycle of violent pain.”
Migraines can cause severe throbbing or a pulsing sensation on typically one side of the head. As if the head pain wasn’t enough, migraines are usually accompanied by their friends nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound.
Migraines can begin as early as childhood! A typical migraine progresses through four stages: prodrome, aura, headache, and post-drome. Not everyone experiences all stages. The Mayo Clinic states that symptoms of a migraine may include:
- Pain on one side or both sides of your head
- Head pain that feels pulsing or throbbing
- Sensitivity to light, sounds, smells, or touch
- Nausea and vomiting
- Blurred vision
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact Dr. Dee at Healing Hands Chiropractic today! Her expert chiropractic care can help you get the relief you need from your migraine pain.
How Chiropractic Treatment Can Help With Migraines
On average, more than 38 million people in the United States experience migraine headaches each year, with women experiencing more migraines than men. Many migraines start in the neck and creep their way up to the head, causing terrible pain. According to a study completed by Duke University, chiropractic adjustments result in almost immediate headache relief, and even provide longer-lasting relief and les side-effects that over the counter or prescription headache medicines.
Numerous research studies have found that most migraines are caused by subluxations (misalignments) in the spine. These subluxations can irritate and inflame nerves and muscles. When a doctor of chiropractic adjusts you, they correct these misalignments. This puts your vertebrae back in place and reduces the pain, achiness, stiffness, and other nasty symptoms that accompany migraines.
Not only can an adjustment from Dr. Dee at Healing Hands Chiropractic treat a current migraine, but regular chiropractic adjustments can actually reduce the frequency in which migraines occur. This happens as the spine becomes realigned and the nervous system is able to function as it should, allowing the body to heal itself.
Dr. Dee will identify and correct any subluxations in the spine that are causing migraines. She will also talk to you about different lifestyle choices you can make to reduce the frequency of and pain of migraine headaches.
Studies show that certain foods, lack of exercise, poor posture, sitting in front of a screen all day, stress, and anxiety can all be triggers for migraines. Talk with Dr. Dee about your lifestyle choices if you’re experiencing frequent migraines, and together the two of you can come up with the course of treatment for your lifestyle.
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What are the Benefits of Chiropractic?
Unlike over the counter and prescription migraine medications, chiropractic care identifies the source of the headache pain. Modern medicines simply cover up the symptoms of the migraine, and the moment they wear off, the pain returns. Not only do over the counter and prescription medications not treat the cause of migraines, they also come with a long list of nasty potential side effects. The side effects of common medications for migraines include faster heart rate, blurred vision, urinary retention, dry mouth, constipation, weight gain, low blood pressure, rash, hives, drowsiness, and seizures.
By identifying the cause of a patient’s migraines, Dr. Dee is able to not only reduce and alleviate their migraine pain, but also the frequency in which migraines occur. In fact, results of one research study reported that 22 percent of patients who received chiropractic treatment for their migraines stated their attacks were reduced by 90 percent. In addition to that, 49 percent reported that the intensity of their migraine pain was significantly reduced.
Other benefits of chiropractic care include:
- Increased energy
- Better sleep
- Improved posture
- Increased range of motion
- Quicker recovery time
- Elevated mood
- Less frequent injuries
- Improved focus
If your are tired of having to pop pills each time a migraine rears its ugly head, it’s time to consider chiropractic care. Save yourself time, money, and unnecessary headache pain by contacting Healing Hands Chiropractic today.
Healing Hands Chiropractic Can Help Treat Your Migraines
Dr. Dee and her incredible staff at Healing Hands Chiropractic provide excellent care for all patients. Located in Murfreesboro, TN, each patient and their wellness is the clinic’s top priority. Whether you’re experiencing migraines, headaches, back pain, athletic injuries, sleep troubles, or anything in between, Healing Hands Chiropractic can help.
Migraines are incredibly painful events. It is Dr. Dee’s hope to help make these horrible headaches a thing of the past for each patient. Her immense knowledge of the chiropractic industry, love of knowledge, and desire to learn more makes her one of the best chiropractors available. At Healing Hands Chiropractic, we can guarantee you’ll receive excellent safe, natural, and effective chiropractic care.
Do not accept migraines as a normal part of life. You deserve to feel better! Call Healing Hands Chiropractic today to schedule your appointment. Our staff can help you eliminate migraines from your life and get you on an incredible path to wellness. Reach our offices at (615) 203-3505 or email [email protected] to schedule your appointment! We look forward to hearing from you.
Healing Hands Chiropractic proudly serves Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Nolensville, Bell Buckle, and all other areas of Middle Tennessee! Come see the best chiropractor in Murfreesboro at Healing Hands Chiropractic!