Chiropractic for Migraine Headaches
Find migraine relief through routine chiropractic care
Understanding migraine headaches and how you could help relieve or manage them with routine chiropractic care.
What is a Migraine?
A Migraine is a medically diagnosed neurological condition that is commonly characterised by intense, debilitating headaches. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, difficulty speaking, numbness or tingling, and sensitivity to light and sound.
About 20% of the Australian population suffers from migraine at some stage in their lives. Migraine often first appears in childhood, adolescence or early adulthood, but affects the greatest number of people between 35 and 45 years of age.
It is suggested that Migraines and tension headaches alike, are caused by muscle contractions in the head or neck region. For many people a bright screen, prolonged sitting, loud music or lack of food and water can trigger a migraine. Research is showing that with chiropractic care, hope may be at hand for migraine sufferers.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help Those with Migraines and Tension Headaches?
Chiropractic care can be a great way to relieve pain and manage symptoms of migraines by reducing the swelling in the affected joints which often is a common cause of pain. Routine Chiropractic care is a safe, non-invasive, non-addictive alternative to managing migraines and headaches which is commonly managed otherwise by the use of prescription medication and over-the-counter pain medications.
A qualified Chiropractor will deliver a gentle, non-invasive, non-addictive therapy called an Adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments reduce the restriction and misalignment in the injured joints, which helps your body to heal by reducing inflammation and improving function in both the affected joints and nervous system.
Below are some of the health benefits chiropractic care and chiropractic adjustments can provide patients with migraines and tension headaches:
- Reduced pain and discomfort
- Reduced inflammation in the injured joints
- Improved range of motion and flexibility
- Increased muscle tone and strength
To see if Chiropractic care is a right choice for your condition, at The Posture Doctor, qualified Chiropractors will perform a thorough history and examination, and if necessary, refer you to get X-rays or MRI. Based on the results, we may recommend working with other health care professionals such as your local GP, Podiatrist, and Naturopath etc. to seek the best possible outcome for you.
To find a local chiropractor and to learn more about how chiropractic care can help those suffering from migraines and tension headaches, contact or visit one of our chiropractic offices today, to speak with a licensed doctor of chiropractic.
4.9 million Australians experience migraine (Migraine in Australia Whitepaper, Deloitte Access Economics Report, 2018).
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