If you suffer from migraines or headaches regularly, you know just how debilitating they can be and how they can affect your quality of life. It’s challenging just to keep your thoughts clear, let alone be productive in any aspect of your day-to-day life when in the grips of a serious migraine.
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Our treatments like chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture can help ease your headache pain and make you feel like your old self again without needing any pain medication.
Treating Migraines with Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture are both safe and effective alternatives to taking pain medication for headaches and migraines.
It’s common to take over-the-counter pain medication or even a prescription for severe headaches, but all this really does is mask the symptom without addressing the underlying cause of the problem.
If you suffer from regular migraines, taking medication will only result in a non-stop cycle that may have dangerous side effects.
Chiropractic care is gentle and non-invasive, requiring little to no downtime so you can get on with your day once your treatment is complete.
Sometimes, misaligned cervical vertebrae can result in intense pressure in the back of your head that can leave you unable to perform daily tasks. With a chiropractic adjustment, we will realign your vertebrae which will relieve pressure from compressed nerves and tissues, easing the pain you feel in your head.
Our chiropractic treatments will also relieve muscle tension, reduce inflammation and improve blood flow. Which are all factors in long-term headache relief.
Types of Migraine Headaches
Migraines are far more than just a bad headache. There are several different types that have different symptoms and outcomes.
Some of the most common types of migraine include:
- Migraine with aura
- Migraine without aura
- Chronic migraine
- Migraine with brainstem aura
- Retinal migraine
- Hemiplegic migraine
- Acephalgic or silent migraine
- Abdominal migraine
Anyone clinically diagnosed with migraines is probably familiar with the different types and their symptoms. If you suffer from migraines with aura, it can be particularly challenging. Especially if you have an attack at work or while you’re driving.
Along with the different types of migraines, there are also migraine triggers. A trigger is a specific condition or situation that may be happening that causes the onset of a migraine. Different people have different triggers, and some people have more than one.
Some of the most common migraine triggers include:
- Sensory stimuli such as bright or flashing lights
- Stress or anxiety
- Weather changes or changes in the barometric pressure
- Some medications
- Certain smells and odors
- Eating certain foods
- Changes in hormone levels
- Caffeine consumption
- Food additives
- Drinking alcohol
- Intense physical exertion
- And more
To learn more about our treatments for headaches and migraines in Fort Lauderdale, Lauderhill, Plantation, Sunrise, or anywhere in Broward County, call us today at (954) 578-4443 to schedule a free consultation. We can assess your situation and create a treatment plan just for you.