Get the Relief You Need from Migraines with Chiropractic Care

Migraine sufferers are well aware that the symptoms and pain are intense and impossible to ignore. Chiropractic treatments and lifestyle modifications are effective for many dealing with migraines.

Dr. Jeremiah Carlson treats migraine patients at his Jacksonville Chiropractic and Acupuncture clinic in Jacksonville, FL. Chiropractic care is an effective, safe, non-invasive way to manage migraines and headaches.

What Is A Migraine?

A migraine is a type of throbbing pain that typically occurs on one side of the head. It is usually severe and can be pulsating. Migraines often include other physical symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, and light sensitivity. With migraines, blood vessels in the head expand and brain tissues become swollen, causing pain.

The duration of a migraine can range from several hours to days. Migraines can be so debilitating that sufferers are unable to work or function normally in their daily lives. 

Four Phases of Typical Migraines

Not everyone experiences all four phases with each migraine:

Four Phases of Typical Migraines 

  1. Premonitory

There are certain characteristic symptoms migraine sufferers frequently experience within days up to a few hours before the migraine. Stiffness of the neck, sensitivity to light, food cravings, and even constipation or diarrhea signal a migraine.

  1. Aura 

There are different types of symptoms affecting vision, speech, and sense of touch. Some examples include blurriness, slurred speech, numbness in a limb, and difficulty thinking clearly.

  1. Headache

Migraines can be mild, but they can also become so severe that emergency medical support is necessary. Some activities can worsen the migraine.

  1. Postdrome

In this phase, the migraine is over, but the sufferer feels exhausted. Confusion is common.

How Do Chiropractic Doctors Treat Migraines?

Chiropractors certified in both chiropractic care and acupuncture, like Dr. Jeremiah Carlson, may use a combination when treating migraines. Your chiropractic care provider will construct an individualized treatment plan based on your needs.

Chiropractic adjustments will focus on alignment to restore the nervous system to normal. Reducing muscle tension and strengthening the muscles which support your spine are also important aspects of treatment.

Appropriate lifestyle adjustments are recommended, and dietary modifications may be necessary. Your chiropractic care provider will help you identify migraine triggers.

Can You Do Anything to Prevent A Migraine?

It’s difficult to prevent a migraine, but avoiding some known triggers may help. It is also important for you to monitor your own symptoms and recognize your migraine triggers.

  • Certain foods are known to trigger migraines, so a healthy diet is an important part of migraine prevention. Ginger may help with any nausea you’re experiencing, although it doesn’t prevent the migraine.

  • Eat on a regular schedule without skipping meals.

  • Reduce stress.

  • Get the right amount of sleep.

  • Maintain an active lifestyle and exercise regularly.

Although there is not a cure for migraines, there are many non-invasive treatments that will help ease your symptoms and provide relief. Contact Jacksonville Chiropractic and Acupuncture to explore treatment options for your migraines. 

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