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Migraine Headache and Chiropractic

Migraine and Chiropractic

What is a Migraine Headache

You probably have or know someone who has experienced a migraine headache.  Interestingly, chiropractic care is one of the leading treatments to provide relief from migraines. What is a migraine and what does it feel like?  A migraine can cause unbearable pain or throbbing sensation, usually on just one side of the head. It can be accompanied by vomiting and sensitivity to light and noise. The duration of pain lasts for a few hours up to days, and the pain is so severe that it may cause you to become fatigued.  Oftentimes, people look to prescription medicine to ease the pain, but many still don’t experience relief.  That’s where chiropractic care comes in.  Chiropractic adjustment along with manual therapies are an effective treatment of migraines.  In fact, a recent study published in 2019 concluded that chiropractic manipulation reduced the days and intensity of patients’ migraines.

Chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment options for not only adults, but kids as well.  Another recent study conducted in 2021 found that children between the ages of 7-14 years old can benefit from chiropractic care for migraines and headaches.  Participants receiving chiropractic care experienced less headaches than control.

Signs and Symptoms of a Migraine

There are very distinct signs and symptoms of migraines.  These symptoms include throbbing pain on one or both sides, sensitive to light and sound, and even nausea and vomiting.  One or two days before the migraine is in full swing, you may experience slight changes in your senses and a dull ache.  This dull ache leads to throbbing pain and the more intense symptoms follow.  One thing has been clear: chiropractic adjustment and manual therapies can reduce symptoms associated with migraines.  A recent published article revealed how effective chiropractic care is to patients experiencing migraines after a car accident.  Not only were the patients’ migraine symptoms significantly reduced, but also the patients’ range of motion and flexibility largely increased.

At Beyond Wellness, we immediately address the patient’s pain and our goal is to get them out of pain quickly.  Patients experience a gentle and therapeutic chiropractic treatment.  The lights are dimmed upon entering the adjustment area and the doctor uses many chiropractic techniques that have been proven safe and effective in reducing or eliminating the symptoms.

“From my experience, personal connections and continuous care are the most important things. Therefore I always take the time to get to know my patients.”
Dr. Paula Harris
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