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Chiropractic and Migraines

Migraine headaches are an extremely painful and often reoccurring condition experienced by many individuals.

The precise cause of this condition is not understood in its entirety; however, genetics and various triggers can play a role. Such triggers can include but are not limited to alcohol consumption, certain foods, stress, changes in sleep and eating habits, odours and exposure to smoke, hormonal changes and neck pain and/or tension.

It is recommended that individuals suffering from migraines seek the advice of their medical doctors to ensure other potential causes of the headache are ruled out. Tests such as CT scans, MRIs and spinal taps may be recommended.

Chiropractic care may be beneficial for those with migraines. Spinal manipulations can help reduce the interference and tension in the cervical area of the spine, which can act as a trigger. In addition, adjustments can help improve blood flow and nervous system functioning; both of which can be related to migraines.

To ensure the best chance at successful treatment, individuals should keep a detailed log of their actions, feelings, consumed food and drinks, sleep patterns, location, and duration of the migraine the 24 hours before it occurs. This can help to aid in lifestyle improvements and, ultimately, fewer migraines.

Please reach out to us to schedule your chiropractic visit. 519-258-8544


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