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Chiropractic Treatment for Migraines and Headaches

Last Updated: October 6th, 2023 at 02:45 pm
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Migraines and other types of headaches, such as tension or cluster headaches, can be painful and difficult to deal with on a day-to-day basis. For those suffering from migraines, the pain can be excruciating, causing sensitivity to light, nausea and vomiting, and eye pain. Cluster headaches can cause painful throbbing, burning, or piercing pain. For those suffering from cluster headaches, this experience can occur up to three times a day.

Over-the-counter medications are often the first thing people reach for to help treat a headache, but sometimes that isn’t enough. Chiropractic care for migraines and other types of headaches is an alternative option to medications and dealing with the pain.

Chiropractic Care for Migraines

According to a 2011 report in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, interventions commonly used in chiropractic care, such as spinal manipulation, improved migraines and cervicogenic headaches.

If you’re seeking chiropractic care for headaches or migraines, a chiropractor can perform spinal manipulation to improve spinal function and alleviate stress on the body. Headaches and migraines can sometimes cause tension in the neck and upper back. A chiropractor may use instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) to relieve muscle pain and inflammation. E-stim treatment, another chiropractic technique, can also help relax the muscles and treat upper body pain.

Headache Triggers

Doctors of chiropractic can also provide recommendations for diet and exercise, and offer advice on posture and relaxation techniques. By providing an overall health and wellness regimen, your chiropractor can help minimize or prevent headaches and migraines.

Some common triggers of headaches can include food, environmental stimuli, such as stress, insomnia, changes in diet, hormonal changes, emotional triggers and more. Regular chiropractic care can help you recognize these warning signs and make changes to prevent or treat your migraines and headaches.

Doctors of chiropractic have extensive training in treating more than just spinal issues. They understand how the spine is related to other medical issues, and what can be done to help you.

Each individual’s case is different, which is why it is important to undergo a thorough evaluation so that your chiropractor can develop a treatment plan that works for you.

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About the Author:
Dr. Sean Driscoll
Born and raised in Olean, NY, Dr. Sean Driscoll relocated to Florida 12 years ago. Dr. Driscoll majored in Athletic Training Sports Medicine at The University of Florida, and received his Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic. He has been treating patients with manual therapy for over 10 years and feels privileged to share the healing benefits of chiropractic with the people of South Florida.
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