Chiropractor for Migraines
The exact cause of migraine headaches has yet to be determined by researchers and health care professionals, but they are usually fairly easy to diagnose. 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. Utilizing a chiropractor for migraines can work wonders, especially given the pain associated with them. Typically, migraine 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. Many athletes will experience migraines at some point in their career, due to their prolonged exertion in a given sport. This can affect your performance, as well as cause issues later in life. Triggers such as stress, hormonal changes, medications, rapid blood sugar changes, tension headaches, and seasonal allergies have all been known cause of migraines. Going to a chiropractor for migraines can be extremely beneficial in treating these conditions.
Migraine Symptoms & Treatments
Once symptoms have been identified, they can be effectively treated by chiropractic practitioners. At Boulder Sports Chiropractic clinic, migraines are first treated by decreasing potential triggers. The use of heat 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 the Graston Technique. 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. If you need a chiropractor for your migraines, contact us today or click here to make an appointment to get migraine relief now!