If you suffer from migraines, there is hope in the form of chiropractic care. From head to toe, chiropractic care can help relieve migraines and make them more manageable for those who suffer from these debilitating headaches.
One study found that chiropractic treatment was an effective strategy for managing chronic pain, including migraines. There are three significant ways in which chiropractic treatments can be beneficial: by aligning the spine and joints to promote healing, helping with neck or upper back pain, and relieving pressure on the nerves that travel through the neck region. This may lead to less frequent migraines as well as fewer symptoms when they do occur.
Let’s look more closely at all three of these benefits:
- Aligning the spine and joints to promote healing.
When chiropractic treatment is not readily available, Migraine sufferers often deal with constant neck pain caused by how their necks are aligned. The upper cervical region of the spine is an area often associated with migraine headaches. Research shows that chiropractic treatments can help promote healing in this part of the spine.
Chiropractic treatment can relieve pain that a previous injury or trauma may have caused. Lower back, neck, and upper-lumbar spine pain is commonly associated with migraines. Back pain alone accounts for more doctor’s visits than any other cause in the U.S., including headaches. Chiropractic care. The chiropractic adjustments made to the body can relieve pressure on the nerves that trigger headaches and reduce inflammation in this spine area.
2. Helping with neck or upper back pain.
Chiropractic treatments can help with neck or upper back pain that could be causing headaches. Sometimes low-back pain is caused by a misaligned neck, which chiropractors are trained to recognize and deliver chiropractic adjustments that treat the issue. In this case, chiropractic treatments will relieve the pressure on nerves in the neck and the nerves that travel through the spine.
Another chiropractic treatment that can help with headaches is chiropractic adjustments for the upper back and shoulders. Many times people who suffer from chronic headaches will tighten their shoulder and upper back muscles to relieve some of the tension caused by migraine pain.
3. Relieving pressure on the nerves that travel through the neck region.
Another chiropractic technique that can help with headaches is nerve release or decompression. Nerve compression in the neck region is often associated with migraines and several other conditions such as frozen shoulder syndrome, sciatica, etc. Chiropractors will use gentle adjustments to relieve this pressure and help ease headache symptoms.
Whiplash or other trauma to the head, neck, and upper back area can cause nerve compression leading to headaches. Chiropractors are trained in chiropractic treatments that will gently align your spine and joints and improve the health of these structures and relieve pressure on nerves.
In conclusion, chiropractic treatments are an effective way to relieve migraine pain and the symptoms that go along with it. There are several chiropractic techniques chiropractors use for migraines. Research has shown chiropractic treatment is also effective. However, more studies need to be done to determine which chiropractic techniques work best for migraine pain and symptoms.
Do you feel chiropractic care can help relieve migraine pain?
Chiropractor Dr. Josh Morter has helped many patients relieve migraines through chiropractic treatments. If you would like to see what chiropractic treatment can do for you, contact Morter Family Chiropractic at (615) 900-3770