Spinal Realignment for Migraine Relief
While migraines have no cure, there is evidence that suggests that chiropractic treatments can help prevent migraines in those who get recurrent migraines. Chiropractic care can treat conditions that affect the bones, muscles, nerves, ligaments, and tendons which is why it can be so beneficial for migraines.
People who suffer from migraines often choose to visit a chiropractor because they have associated symptoms such as neck pain and stiffness, which can be treated with chiropractic adjustments.
If you suffer from migraines, you know how crippling it can be. Learn how chiropractic care from our team at Impact Med Zephyrhills can help ease the pain of migraines and offer you some relief.
How the Spine is Connected to Migraines
Migraines are often caused by misalignment of the upper neck. To understand this better, let’s take a closer look at what the upper bones of the neck do:
- Protect the brainstem and spinal cord
- Support the head: Our heads weigh around 10-13 pounds. (Yes, you read that right!) The upper spine keeps the head properly balanced and allows our heads to turn from side to side and forward and back.
- Allow for blood flow: The vertebral arteries facilitate blood flow to the brain while the upper cervical spine provides the opening for this flow of blood to occur.
When a misalignment in the spine occurs, pressure is placed on the spinal cord or brainstem and the head might become off-balanced. Shifts occur in the bones, muscles, and soft tissues throughout the spine to compensate, and blood flow to the brain could be restricted, leading to you guessed it—a migraine.
Chiropractic Care for Migraines
Many of the medications that doctors prescribe for migraine come with significant side effects. For this reason, patients often opt for an alternative therapy such as chiropractic care.
While the symptoms that migraine sufferers experience can vary, more than 75% of people with chronic migraines often experience neck pain, muscle tension, neck stiffness, and problems with jaw function.
The thing about medication is that it often does not fully address the underlying symptoms, but a chiropractor can often address these underlying problems.
Chiropractic adjustments and alignments to the upper cervical spine give the body time to heal any affected nerves and soft tissue, and as a result, many patients find that chronic migraines occur less frequently and become less severe. They might even go away altogether.
Treating Migraines with Chiropractic Care
To treat migraines, our chiropractors perform gentle spinal adjustments that help reduce stress in the body and improve overall cervical spinal function. Treatment may also include soft tissue therapies such as:
- Myofascial release
- Trigger point therapy to target tense muscles
Your chiropractor might also offer advice on lifestyle changes such as:
- Taking B complex vitamins
- Making dietary changes
- Tips to prevent dehydration which is a migraine trigger
- Avoiding heavy exercise and instead encouraging low impact aerobics like walking
- Advice on correct posture
Though migraines cannot be cured, a chiropractor’s aim when treating them is to reduce pain and boost neuromusculoskeletal health. This multifaceted approach works well in treating migraines and offers lasting relief.
Get Relief from Migraines at Impact Med Zephyrhills
Say goodbye to migraine pain and breathe a sigh of relief when you get a chiropractic spinal adjustment at Impact Med Zephyrhills! We will work with you to create a treatment plan that is unique to you and can help you on your journey to living migraine-free.
Get relief from the debilitating effects of migraines. Call Impact Med Zephyrhills to schedule a chiropractic care consultation for your migraines today—813-737-7965!