The exact cause of migraine headaches has yet to be determined by researchers and health care professionals. Theories suggest that vasoconstriction of certain blood vessels around the brain, head and neck often lead to changes in vision prior to the onset of a migraine, better known as an "aura" or "prodrome". Approximately 80% of Americans will experience the 'common migraine', which presents without any prodrome period prior to experiencing migraine pains. Typically migraine headache symptoms appear on one side of the head and face, often localized near the eye/temporal bone region. The throbbing pain is often moderate to severe and it most cases, can result in episodes of nausea or vomiting. Triggers such as stress, hormonal changes, medications, rapid blood sugar changes, tension headaches, and seasonal allergies have all been known cause Migraine headache symptoms.
How We Treat it at Boulder Sports Chiropractic....
Migraines are very effectively treated by chiropractic practitioners. At Boulder Sports Chiropractic clinic, migraines are first treated by discussion potential triggers. The use of head and ice are often incorporated in treatment to help improve blood flow throughout the body. Chiropractic adjustments to the cervical (neck) and thoracic (mid-back) spine are very effective, especially when used in conjunction with soft tissue techniques, such as Active Release Technique (ART) and Graston. Stress management and relaxation techniques are also implemented during treatment to help prevent recurrence of migraine headaches. Your Boulder Sport Chiropractors, Dr. Alyx Brown and Dr. Steve Brown, have treated many cases involving migraines. Click here to make an appointment to get headache relief now.