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Understanding and Managing Migraines with Chiropractic Care

woman with migraineMigraines are common – affecting one in five women and around one in fifteen men. They commonly occur on one side of the head and can be extremely debilitating. There are several different types – with and without aura, with and without headache, and even sometimes associated with gut symptoms.

Migraine Symptoms

The migraine ‘aura’ can include symptoms such as temporary visual or other disturbances that usually strike before other migraine symptoms — such as intense head pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound. Nausea, vomiting, and dizziness can also accompany these headaches.

What’s Causing My Migraines?

The exact cause of migraines is unknown, but they are thought to be the result of abnormal brain activity temporarily affecting nerve signals, chemicals, and blood vessels in the brain. Migraines have many well-known triggers that can bring on a headache, though they do not trigger migraines in all people, only migraine sufferers.

Can Neck Problems Cause Migraines?

This type of head pain is most often treated with medication, but as chiropractors, we find that many of our patients with migraines find relief – either full or partial – as a result of their chiropractic care.

Can Chiropractic Help?

At Canberra Spine Centre, we advise our patients with migraines that they may always have a tendency to migraine headaches, but if we can remove one of the major triggers, they may not suffer them at all or at least not very often.

Proper Diagnosis

Seeing a professional in spinal care would be the first step. Proper diagnosis ensures that you don’t receive the wrong treatment and that appropriate care is given. Chiropractors are experts in the diagnosis and management of spine-related conditions, including head pain.

Our Natural Approach to Care

When you visit us at Canberra Spine Centre, the first thing your chiropractor will do is to find out what’s causing your migraines and to see if you’re in the right place to get the appropriate care. We do this by taking a careful history and performing a thorough examination.

By addressing the underlying cause of your pain, our skilled team may help you achieve lasting relief. In addition, many of our patients choose to continue with regular chiropractic care to help keep their spine and nervous system healthy and prevent future problems from developing.

Find out if we can help you by booking a visit with our team today.

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