A migraine is a recurrent throbbing headache that is accompanied by nausea and disturbed vision, sometimes including a visual aura. Migraines are caused by an enlargement in the blood vessels in the head. This process is called vasodilatation. Studies, however, point out that the exact reason for this occurrence is still relatively unknown. What they do know is that migraines have a number of different triggers. Common migraine causes include chemical changes or imbalances in the brain, stress, hormonal changes, spinal misalignment and side effects of medications. Suffering from migraines may also include sensitivity to light and sound.
How does chiropractic care help with migraine relief?
Recent clinical studies have confirmed that chiropractic care can assist in the prevention or alleviate migraine attacks by decreasing stress levels in the patient’s body. Chiropractic regulates the body’s nervous system which controls how efficiently our body responds to stress. Stress is one of the major migraine triggers, and with the hectic lifestyle most people have today, it’s no wonder that migraine attacks occur more frequently than ever.
For some people, migraines can originate from the spine. Misalignment of the vertebrae (subluxation) irritates the nerves which travel the length of the spine all the way to the brain. These misalignments make the individual prone to various chemical imbalances in the brain. Chiropractors can realign the vertebrae to relieve the pressure against inflamed nerves and relieve the pain.
At Mount Street Chiropractic Centre (Inate Health) in Heidelberg, we recommend a combination of chiropractic treatment and massage to help improve the way you feel and function. We have over 34 years of extensive history in dealing with spinal health issues and their presenting symptomatology.
Each headache will be dealt with on a case by case basis. Helping to understand your migraine symptoms means we can more appropriately educate you about clinical causes and prevention. All assessments and treatments of migraines are based on sound clinical practices, techniques and a positive clinical outcome is always our main priority.
At the Mount Street Chiropractic Centre, we have over 36 years in dealing with such conditions and the challenges that they bring.
All assessments of migraine causes and treatments are based on sound clinical practices and techniques and a positive client outcome is our main priority.
Book an appointment with our friendly chiropractor Dr Joe Donnoli today to assess your migraine concerns and treatments.