Those who experience migraines, either once in a while or regularly, know and understand how painful and debilitating it can become. The American Migraine Association estimated about 38 million US citizens suffer from migraines per year.
One way to treat and alleviate discomfort caused by migraines and stress headaches is through chiropractic care. Routine chiropractic treatment is a convenient, non-invasive, non-addictive alternative to prescription or over-the-counter pain drugs (OTCs) for patients suffering from migraines and stress headaches.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
A gentle, non-invasive treatment known as chiropractic care can help to minimize the pain associated with a migraine. It can help enhance the function of both injured joints and the nervous system. Chiropractic care reduces joint restrictions or misalignments in the body.
Your body has the potential to help control the discomfort and pain caused by migraines and stress headaches by receiving proper chiropractic care. Some of the health benefits that chiropractic care can have for migraines in patients include:
- Reduced discomfort and pain
- Inflammation reduced
- Stress and tension condition relief
- Improved physical function and quality
- Increasing joint mobility
- Improving your nervous system function
Causes and Symptoms
There are many reasons as to what may bring forth a migraine. Some of these include hormonal changes in women, excessive alcohol consumption, stress, bright lights or sun glare, changes in sleep patterns and behavior, intense physical exertion, medications, foods that contain sugar or MSG, and weather changes.
A migraine has four stages that range in severity depending on the person. Each stage includes different symptoms.
- Prodrome – This is the beginning stage of a migraine that surfaces 1-2 days before the migraine begins. Symptoms include mood changes, constipation, a feeling of tiredness, and stiffness in the neck.
- Aura – This is the second stage of a migraine that happens right before or during the attack’s first sight. Some experience vision loss, hearing noises, pins, and needles, weakness, and difficulty speaking. This can last from 20-60 minutes.
- The Attack – This is the worst and most painful stage of the migraine. Symptoms can last anywhere from 4-72 hours and include painful throbs or pulses, sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting.
- Postdrome – This is the last and final stage of the migraine. At this point, you may feel drained, tired, and confused. Any quick and sudden movement may bring about the headache again.
If you or a loved one wants more information on ways to relieve migraine headaches or other services provided in East Orlando, Longwood, or any surrounding city, contact Allcare Medical & Injury at (407) 807-6645.