To say that migraines are a common problem would be an understatement — more than 38 million people in the United States suffer from migraines, which represents 13% of the population. While these numbers may provide some solace, they do little to help if you’re among the 11 million who are moderately to severely disabled by these crippling headaches.
If you’ve exhausted the medications, it might be time to consider how chiropractic treatments can help. At Leading Edge Medical, we’ve had great success helping our patients gain the upper hand on debilitating migraines using noninvasive, holistic methods that promote overall health and wellness.
If you’d like to learn more about how chiropractic treatments help relieve your migraines, read on.
First, let’s take a look at this confounding and frustrating problem. Migraines remain a medical mystery. Years of research have gone into studying migraines, but scientists are still coming up empty-handed when it comes to a direct cause, which means there’s no one-size-fits-all cure.
There has been some headway in identifying links to genetics and environment. There’s also some evidence that points toward a problem in the brainstem and the activation of your trigeminal nerve, which is a cranial nerve that controls sensations in your face. And this is where good chiropractic care comes in.
Getting a handle on migraines
The moderate-to-severe pain that typically accompanies a migraine means that your nervous system has, for lack of a better phrase, gone a little haywire. Your brain stem is part of your central nervous system, which then travels down your spinal canal to reach other areas of your body.
Because of this, your spine plays a central role in your nervous system, so any misalignments or blockages along the way can have a serious effect on your overall health and well-being, migraines included.
Through gentle chiropractic adjustments, we correct these misalignments, taking pressure off of your nervous system and allowing your body’s systems to flow more freely. This second part is an important one. A subluxation, which is another term for a blockage in your spine, prevents your body from functioning properly, which can throw your body’s systems off balance, including your hormones.
A blockage can also disrupt the signaling between your brain and the rest of your body. By restoring balance to your spine, we free up these systems and communication lines, allowing them to function as they’re designed to.
Part of the picture
Because our approach is one that considers your entire body, we offer several different treatments for migraine pain. Spinal adjustments are the first step because we essentially release your body to heal and correct itself. But we don’t stop there.
We work with each of our patients to come up with an individualized plan that tackles migraines from every angle — from trigger avoidance to using Botox®, we leave no stone unturned when it comes to finding you much-needed relief.
If migraines are having a serious impact on your life, please give us a call so we can get started on a treatment plan that frees you from the bonds of head pain. Or you can use the online scheduling tool on this website to book an appointment.