Chiropractic Care: A Natural Migraine Solution

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When you suffer from migraines you may feel like you don’t have control of your life – and that is the very opposite of how we want you to feel at Rai Chiropractic. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world. They can be painful and frustrating, and can simply damper a good day. Living migraine to migraine is no way to go through life, but there are solutions. Chiropractic care for instance, has demonstrated to be a successful and natural solution for those with tough migraine problems.

Migraine Symptoms

Migraine symptoms are as unique as each individual who suffers from them. They can include:

– An aura (visual or sensory disturbance that occurs before the migraine attack)

– Extreme sensitivity to light, sound, touch or smell

– Nausea

– Intense headache that lasts anywhere from a few hours to a few days

– Numbness

– Vomiting

It can be difficult for an individual to determine the cause/triggers of their migraines, because they vary from individual to individual, so a trial and error process is usually necessary in finding the best individual treatment. And although there are a variety of options available (medication, lifestyle changes, oils or herbs and acupuncture), a natural and effective solution for preventing and treating migraines is chiropractic care.

Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care

In a recent study 22% of migraine sufferers reported more than 90% reduction in attacks with chiropractic care. 49% reported reduced intensity of migraines with regular chiropractic care. Chiropractic care will typically involve adjusting the neuromusculoskeletal structure. Because various daily activities can misalign your spine, your chiropractor can examine and assess how your spine may be contributing to migraines. Through neuromuscular check-ups, a chiropractor can address issues regarding blood flow, irritated points or muscles and any imbalances. Regular visits can keep any of these issues consistently stable resulting in a reduced number of migraines and less severe migraines.

One thing that experts agree upon is the fact that a migraine is usually the result of changes in the blood flow to the brain. This can be brought on by a number of different triggers such as, medications, hormone fluctuations, weather, caffeine, alcohol, etc. If you know your triggers, it is best to avoid them when possible. Avoiding triggers coupled with seeing a chiropractor regularly for neuromuscular adjustments is a natural and effective plan for combating migraines.

Chiropractic care might be the best thing you can do in the battle against migraines. It is a natural option so there is no need to worry about side effects, addiction or desensitization over time like you would with medication. In a lot of cases, seeing a chiropractor regularly for migraines can be as effective as medication, and can consequently reduce the amount of medication you might be taking. It is an overall wellness approach to tending to your body.

So if you are tired of suffering and ready for a natural and effective remedy, take your life back with chiropractic care! Call Rai Chiropractic at 604-371-4320 or contact us here.