Migraines can leave you feeling sick, socially distant, and unable to participate in normal life. If you suffer from migraines, you’re not alone. In fact, 12% of Americans suffer from them. But you don’t have to just put up with them. Chiropractic care may be able to help reduce or eliminate your headaches or lessen their severity.
At Bishops Corner Family Chiropractic. Kevin Barry, DC, along with Karen Dean and Ingrid Kania, is dedicated to providing you with the best in chiropractic care in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dr. Barry knows just how effective chiropractic care is because he sees the restorative benefits in his patients every day. That’s why he’s compiled this helpful guide on how chiropractic care may be able to help relieve your migraines.
Migraines, which usually cause severe, throbbing pain on one side of the head, are usually chronic. Migraines can be so excruciating that they can impair you to the point where you can’t function normally.
While the exact cause of migraines is unknown, it’s believed that they have a relation to genetics and the structure of the brain. There are also certain factors that can trigger or exacerbate a migraine, including:
People who experience migraines often have accompanying symptoms, such as:
Migraines can also impair your vision. You may experience blind spots, blurred vision, and flashing lights and floaters. Furthermore, migraines may even cause temporary vision loss.
Research shows that chiropractic care can reduce or eliminate certain types of headaches by treating certain triggers. Spinal misalignments can trigger headaches, so you may be able to gain significant relief by realigning your spine.
This is especially true with spinal issues of the neck. Misalignments of the cervical region are often a trigger for headaches, especially migraines. By relieving pressure and improving your spine’s ability to function, you may be able to reduce or stop headaches triggered by spinal issues. After discussing your symptoms and giving you a thorough exam, Dr. Barry will perform any necessary chiropractic adjustments to put your spine in the correct alignment.
Dr. Barry will also look at your diet to see if you’re getting the nutrients you need or if certain foods may be exacerbating your migraines. Depending on what Dr. Barry finds, he may recommend adding certain vitamins or supplements to your diet.
Dr. Barry will also give you advice on what postures to use throughout the day, exercises you can perform, and relaxation techniques you can try. All of these things may be able to help reduce or eliminate your headaches or lessen their severity.
To take back control of your life and find lasting relief from migraines, book an appointment online or over the phone with Bishops Corner Family Chiropractic. today.