If you suffer from migraines and headaches, you know just how negatively they can affect your quality of life. When the pain becomes so intense that you can’t even hold a thought, trying to get through a normal day is nearly impossible.
If you suffer from migraine headaches
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If you’re looking for non-surgical and drug-free solutions to your migraine and headache pain, our chiropractic treatments may be able to help.
Treatments for Migraine Headaches
For many people, a migraine headache has only one solution which is pain medication. At the onset of the migraine, you take whatever type of pain medication has proven it effective in the past and then wait it out until you’re able to carry on with your daily activities.
Obviously, you’re never going to find a long-term solution by simply covering up the pain with medication.
With this approach, you’re completely at the mercy of your migraine triggers and it can be challenging to live life on your own terms.
With chiropractic adjustments, we can help you find the long-term relief you need so you can live your life without restrictions.
Chiropractic care will help realign your vertebrae, relieve pressure on compressed nerves, decrease inflammation and improve blood flow which may all contribute to a reduction in migraine frequency and severity.
Chiropractic adjustments also reduce muscle tension in and around the neck area, which is often associated with being a common migraine trigger. By addressing the underlying causes of your migraine headaches, you’ll have a much better chance of finding the long-lasting relief you need.
Types of Migraines
When you think of a migraine, it’s easy to associate it with a really bad headache and nothing more. In reality, migraine is a condition and doesn’t always apply just because someone has a bad headache. In a clinical sense, there are several different types of migraine headaches and a range of different potential migraine triggers. Some of the different types include:
- Migraine with aura
- Migraine without aura
- Abdominal migraine
- Chronic migraine
- Acephalgic or silent migraine
- Migraine with brainstem aura
- Retinal migraine
- Hemiplegic migraine
When you have an aura with a migraine it refers to a visual disturbance that can take the form of lines, moving circles or different colors.
People that have migraine with aura often need to stop what they’re doing until it passes, and they can see clearly once again. Quite often, the aura comes first and is followed by a severe headache.
There are several common triggers for migraine headaches. Some people experience more than one, some get the same trigger every time and some rarely experience a trigger at all.
Here are some of the most common ones:
- Hormonal changes
- Sensory stimuli such as bright or flashing lights
- Changes in the weather
- Certain medications
- Specific smells
- Eating certain foods
- Food additives
- Drinking alcohol
- Consuming too much caffeine
- Intense physical exertion
If you suffer from migraines and headaches in Augusta, Evans, Martinez or any nearby area,, call us today at (706) 860-3355 to set up a free consultation. We will assess your migraine frequency and severity and create a treatment plan to help get the results you need.