Migraines

Migraines Midlothian VA

Migraines are a throbbing pain in the head that often can be triggered from variety of causes. There are common migraines, which are less severe migraines and may be caused by an alteration in cerebral blood flow, and there are classic migraines, which is followed by an “aura.” An “aura” includes symptoms such as seeing flashing lights and sensitivity to light. Migraines can often lead to nausea and vomiting. Migraine attacks often occur due to:

  • A period of stress

  • Consumption of certain foods such as chocolate, cheese or nuts

  • Taking certain medications

  • Making changes in your sleeping schedule

  • Experiencing changes in hormones

  • Stress on the upper neck

An important thing to keep in mind with migraines is that every headache is different. Some can be very mild, while others can keep you from performing daily tasks. Because migraines can negatively interfere with people’s lives by causing severe amounts of pain, chiropractic care can be extremely helpful. Chiropractors are specialized in certain skills to relieve pain. Different methods of treatment your chiropractor may use include:

  • Pinpointing the cause of the migraine to prevent them from happening in the future

  • Recommending nutritional/herbal supplements like magnesium, vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids to treat migraine

  • Spinal manipulation to relieve pain

  • Loosen neck tension and improve posture, which may have an effect on the migraines

Chiropractic care is proven to decrease the extremity and consistency of migraines. Chiropractic treatment can be effective in both ameliorating the migraine when it strikes and preventing them from happening as frequently.