Studies indicate that chiropractic migraine treatment is one of the most effective solutions for overcoming headaches and migraines. This makes sense, particularly since nerve irritation is one of the leading causes for the frustrating and debilitating pain. Often, a misalignment of the vertebrae or subluxation irritates the nerves running along the spine to the brain. This causes chemical imbalances in the brain which can inflame vessels, causing migraines; or constrict them, creating headaches.
One study reveals 9 out of 10 Americans experience headaches at some point. Another study presents 37 Million American experience the crippling effects of migraines. Furthermore, statistics shows migraines cause over 250 million missed workdays a year, resulting in billions of potential loss in earnings. These numbers are not only substantial, but on a personal level, no one has to live with the throbbing pain. No one has to feel as if someone is beating their head and neck with a baseball bat. No one should go through the stabbing pain behind the ears, the pressure in the eyes, or the pulsing temples. Chiropractic migraine treatment can help relieve such pains.
Chiropractic migraine treatment proves successful
A randomized clinical trial concluded 72% of migraine sufferers experienced substantial or noticeable improvements after chiropractic migraine treatment. Of this 72%, 50% noticed a drop in the frequency and duration of migraines. The other 22% stated that more than 60% of their symptoms reduced. These numbers are crucial since the majority required less or no longer any, side effect risking, medications.
Types of chiropractic migraine treatment
Chiropractic migraine treatment can provide relief in a number of ways.
Corrects spine misalignment and subluxation - Misalignment of the spine (subluxation) is a leading cause of migraines and risks chemical imbalances in the brain, thus increasing pain. When the spine is in alignment, it allows proper movement, takes pressure off the nerves, and restores nervous system communication. Subsequently, manipulation decreases nerve irritation and unlocks the body’s self-healing capabilities.
Reduces muscle tension – Tight neck and back muscles are another cause of headaches and migraines. However, chiropractic migraine treatment loosens the muscles and decreases tension, helping restore circulation and eliminate pain.
Strengthens muscles supporting the spine – Stress resulting from lack of support in the spine can further cause headaches and migraines. However, retraining and strengthening the muscles through chiropractic treatment addresses this problem.
In short, headaches and migraines affect millions of Americans. The pain can be minor to severe to the point of debilitating. Nonetheless, chiropractic migraine treatment, such as spinal manipulation, laser therapy, and spinal decompression treatment can help eliminate pain and prevent future onset. Chiropractors can identify problematic and painful areas inducing headaches and migraines. They can further discover the triggers and then design a treatment plan correcting subluxations, reducing tensions, and strengthening support. Again, as the study indicates, 72% of migraine sufferers experience substantial or noticeable improvement after chiropractic migraine treatment. The data is promising and the studies are supportive, chiropractic intervention can help you stop living with headaches and migraines. If you have had enough pain, contact Dr. Mehr of Foothill Family Chiropractic in La Verne, CA for an evaluation. 909-596-1038