Migraine Relief from Your Chiropractor in Inver Grove Heights, MN
Almost every migraine patient confirms that these headaches cause pain and other symptoms that can be disabling. Relief is possible for patients at our Cahill Back & Neck Care Center thanks to the natural, holistic treatment available from our Inver Grove Heights chiropractor.
Overview of Migraines
Although headaches present themselves in a variety of ways, a migraine is distinctive because it is so unpredictable. This type of headache affects around 25 million U.S. residents each year. As many as 70 percent have a family history of this disorder. While some suffer from an attack less than once a year, others might experience several episodes in a single month.
The hallmark of an attack is intense throbbing. Other common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, fuzzy vision, sensitivity to noise or light, and an aura preceding an episode. Our patients describe an aura as flashing lights or a dreamlike visual perception.
The cause of migraines is a constriction of the brain’s blood vessels, after which the vessels dilate. While these vessels are constricted, blood flow decreases and causes the visual signs that many patients experience. Most individuals can recognize when an episode is imminent. After dilation, blood pressure in the head rises. Each heartbeat sends another pounding sensation through the carotid arteries upward to the brain. Among the most common are these:
- Insufficient sleep
- Certain odors
- Weather changes
- Lights that flicker
Our chiropractor’s approach to treating migraines is reducing discomfort by utilizing natural therapies that avoid medication or surgery.
Chiropractic treatment of this type of headache begins with a comprehensive physical exam to rule out other disorders that might disrupt a patient’s wellness. It includes an evaluation of the individual’s medical history and a discussion of lifestyle factors such as diet, stress and tension, physical activity, and sleep patterns.
After completing an evaluation, our doctor is able to create a customized treatment plan to bring relief to each patient. It typically includes a combination of manual adjustments and trigger point release, which are chiropractic techniques, and holistic therapies such as massage, herbal support, and nutritional advice.
Identifying triggers associated with attacks is extremely important. Lifestyle changes such as avoiding specific foods or changing a sleep pattern are often part of a treatment plan.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Inver Grove Heights Chiropractor
Don’t let the pain from a migraine problem or other health disorder rob you of the lifestyle you love. Schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, Dr. Scott Stinson, by calling our Cahill Back & Neck Care Center in Inver Grove Heights today at (651) 451-7222. The goal of our practice is improving health and wellness in all aspects of our patients’ lives by using a whole-person approach to care instead of merely treating their symptoms.