Migraine Symptoms and Treatment
Headaches and migraines are some of the most common ailments that people suffer from, and they can be debilitating. Migraines occur when nerves relay messages to blood vessels in the brain that culminate into painful inflammation, causing headaches, nausea, and vomiting.
Tension headaches and migraines can disrupt your life and make you feel like you have to take painkillers regularly to relieve the pain. Chiropractic care is a safer and more effective way to manage and relieve pain associated with migraines. At Wellness Chiropractic Center in Watertown, WI, our chiropractor can make your troubling migraines things of the past.
Types and Causes of Migraines
Oftentimes, people affected by migraines are never diagnosed, and most never seek medical assistance to alleviate pain. It is important to know what type of migraines you suffer from so you can find a treatment that works for you.
Migraines with Auras
This is a common type of migraine that carries visual and sensory disturbances, including seeing colored spots, sparkles or stars, and flashing lights.
Migraines without Auras
This type of migraine lasts between 4 and 72 hours if left untreated or unsuccessfully diagnosed. The headache is usually on one side of the head with pulsating pain that disrupts your everyday life. It can worsen after engaging in physical exercises, such as walking or climbing stairs.
This is associated with falling levels of estrogen. The two causes of this type of migraine are the withdrawal of estrogen as part of the normal menstrual cycle and the average production and release of prostaglandin during the first 48 hours of menstruation.
This is a rare migraine involving paralysis of one side of the body. This migraine occurs when various brain channels are not working correctly. It doesn’t always come with severe head pain, but usually involves visual auras.
There are many other kinds of migraines, including retinal migraines, chronic migraines, and cluster headaches.
Our chiropractor can use a variety of methods to treat migraines, including:
- Massage therapy: Massages focus on trigger points within the shoulder, back, head, and neck to relax the muscles, improving blood flow and even relieving stress. Some massaging techniques ease symptoms by releasing pressure from compressed nerves that relay pain signals to the brain.
- Chiropractic adjustments: We can manipulate your spine to relieve tension in your shoulders, neck, and back, which often causes migraines.
Contact Us Today
If you are looking to eliminate your migraines and headaches, we can help. At Wellness Chiropractic Center in Watertown, WI, we can diagnose your migraines and find natural treatment options that will work for you. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call us today!