If you have ever suffered from migraines, you know how painful they can be. When a migraine takes hold, it’s hard to do anything at all. Even concentrating on simple things can seem impossible. Going to the gym or working is out of the question — especially if your migraines are accompanied by visual disturbances. Thankfully, Santa Monica, CA chiropractor Dr. Dean can help you get relief. Chiropractic therapy is a great natural treatment for migraines.
Migraine headaches involve intense throbbing pain. However, they often have other symptoms besides just the pain. These types of headaches may be accompanied by vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound, and visual disturbances.
Some people who have migraines experience what is called an “aura.” This phenomenon occurs approximately 10 to 30 minutes before the headache pain starts. It may involve seeing flashing lights, bright spots, or blind spots, feeling numbness or tingling in the face, or having a weird sense of smell or taste in the mouth.
Though experts aren’t exactly sure what causes migraines, it appears that a combination of environmental factors and genetics play a role. It is believed that hormonal changes, certain foods, physical fatigue, and medications can all trigger migraines.
Routine chiropractic care can help relieve or manage migraine headaches. Additionally, in research studies, few to no side effects were seen with chiropractic care.4 This is a significant contrast to typical migraine medications, which can have serious side effects, including heart disturbances, increase in blood pressure, seizures, and more.5
Here are some of the chiropractic treatments that we offer for migraines:
- Spinal manipulation. Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated that spinal manipulation is an excellent alternative to prescription pain medications for migraines. It reduces the number of migraines, pain, and helps people get back to their normal activity quicker.6
- Lifestyle counseling. Since migraines are due in part to environmental factors, making small lifestyle changes can often help prevent these attacks.7 Dr. Dean can offer you advice on posture, relaxation, and other things that you can do to prevent or relieve migraines.
- Nutritional counseling. Nutrition plays a role in migraine headaches. Certain foods are known to trigger attacks. Let Santa Monica chiropractor Dr. Dean help you figure out which foods to avoid and what foods can help your migraine pain.
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