Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches & Migraines
Chiropractic treatment is typically the first thing that comes to mind when you are looking for a solution to your back pain problems. But did you know that it can also be used to manage and get rid of persistent headaches and migraines?
Multiple scientific studies confirm that chiropractic treatment serves as a useful method for preventing and treating migraines. In doing so, it also provides these additional benefits to patients:
- Reduction in the pain intensity
- Lower number of panic attacks
- Less medication required to manage the pain
Headaches can arise due to muscular problems within the neck, vascular problems, or tension within the muscles of the upper back and neck. For this reason, you must see a chiropractor in order to determine which neck problem is causing your migraine.
When you see a chiropractor to address your headache complaint, here is what will happen: You will be asked a series of questions that attempt to uncover when the headaches started happening, how they came to be, and what usually triggers the migraines.
For the most part, the source of the headache is some past injury. Also, poor posture and high level of stress are common agitators of recurring headaches and migraines. A comprehensive evaluation is vital to ensure that the migraine can be properly managed without inducing any additional pain.
After the initial consultation, you will be provided with a comprehensive treatment plan that aims to reduce and remove the headache. Common approaches include posture exercises to correct the alignment of bones in the neck, soft tissue therapy, stress-relief exercises, nutrition, exercise, or a combination of them.
Chiropractic treatment for headaches should generally be avoided if you suffer from:
- Damage in the nerves
- Strength loss in one or more of your limbs
- Feelings of numbness
If you have found yourself with a recurring headache that is worsening, please contact Raleigh Specific Chiropractic right away to set up an initial chiropractic assessment. Our team has many years of experience with treating severe headaches and helping our patients resume a migraine-free life.