A migraine headache is a severe pain that can engulf your whole head, or switch from side to side. Much more severe in symptoms from a common tension headache, migraines can be completely debilitating and require sufferers to find a dark, quiet place to ride out the episode.
People who get migraines often start experiencing them between childhood and early adulthood.
For some sufferers, there are four clear stages of migraines.
The causes for migraines and why some people get them and others don’t is not known, but doctors have identified triggers known to bring on migraines for some people, including:
There are many symptoms of migraines and most sufferers will experience a few of them, if not all, including:
Extreme signs of migraines may include:
If you are susceptible to migraines you may lower your number of occurrences by:
The primary chiropractic treatment for migraines addresses the reduction of stress. A spinal adjustment can relieve a subluxation causing tension and stress due to a misalignment of the vertebrae.
Dr. Barry can also help you make lifestyle changes through diet and exercise as well as vitamins, posture, relaxation techniques, and ergonomics. By making changes to lower physical stress you can reduce the possibility of recurring migraines.
We accept the majority of insurance plans. Since there are so many plans and coverage varies widely, please call us to find out if your plan covers care in our office. Our staff will be happy to verify and explain your benefits before treatment.