Chiropractic Care Offers Aid for Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches are one of the 10 most disabling conditions that impact millions of people in each year. These headaches interfere with education, careers, and social activities. Despite the prevalence of migraine headaches, however, fewer than 5% of migraine suffers have been seen by a health care provider, received an accurate diagnosis, and had appropriate care. Often, those suffering from migraine headaches ignore solving the problem, or chalk it up to genetics. While there can be genetic factors linked to migraine headaches, there are many other factors that cause or exacerbate migraine headaches, one of which is the structural integrity of the spine, particularly in the upper neck.


If you have a structural imbalance in your spine, especially in your upper neck, it can take a mild headache and turn it into an unbearable migraine. Migraines may come with symptoms like nausea, vomiting, depression, extreme irritation, and visual or auditory auras. Structural imbalances occur when the spine is misaligned, irritating nearby nerves. This misalignment can be due to changes within the spine, physical trauma, mental stress, poor posture, or bad ergonomics. This irritation can directly contribute to headaches or migraines, which can indicate an underlying spinal issue.

Chiropractic treatment has a successful history in managing headaches and migraines. The skilled doctors at Chiropractic Health & Wellness are trained to detect and treat spinal issues. They start with an evaluation of your medical history, including your family’s medical background, to identify any genetic factors.

Next, the doctor will determine the true source of your headaches, through an examination of the spine to detect misalignments. This examination lays the foundation for a treatment program that can lead to long-term improvement. Sometimes, even just a few spinal adjustments are all it takes to provide lasting relief and correct the underlying cause of your headaches. Other times, structural chiropractic care focused on restoring proper curvature of your neck may be needed.

Instead of ignoring your headaches or just taking pain killers, consider visiting our office to address the root cause of your headaches. Our goal is not just to mask symptoms but to resolve the underlying issue, restoring your overall wellness and setting you up for a lifetime of continued health. If you are dealing with chronic headaches or migraines, schedule an examination and consultation with one of our doctors at Chiropractic Health & Wellness.

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