Can Chiropractic Treatment Help With Migraines?

By: Dr. Johnny Nguyen
Posted: October 25, 2022

When migraine attacks strike, they can incapacitate you, leaving you unable to work, care for your family, or even think clearly. Finding refuge in a quiet, dark room might seem like the only option. However, relief may be closer than you think - right here at Thrive Chiropractic with our Keller Gonstead chiropractors. Our goal is to provide a natural, non-pharmaceutical solution for your migraines.

Migraine or Headache? Understanding the Difference
The first step in treating migraines is distinguishing them from severe headaches. Medical News Today clarifies the difference:

"Headaches cause pain in the head, face, or upper neck and can vary in frequency and intensity. A migraine, however, is an extremely painful primary headache disorder, usually producing symptoms that are more intense and debilitating than headaches. Some types of migraines do not cause head pain, however."

Migraines often manifest as a throbbing or pulsing sensation, typically on one side of the head. Accompanying symptoms may include extreme sensitivity to light or sound, nausea, and vomiting. Some migraine sufferers also experience visual disturbances known as 'auras,' which could manifest as flashes of light, blind spots, or other disruptions like facial tingling and difficulty speaking.

The Gonstead System of Analysis: A Different Approach
Our Keller chiropractors can help uncover the root cause of your problem by applying the Gonstead System of Analysis (GSA). This method assesses your spinal condition and directs the course of treatment.

A study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine found that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, improves migraine and cervicogenic headaches. The structural correction of the spine can alleviate pressure or stress - potential migraine triggers - while spinal adjustments enhance blood flow, potentially easing pain.

More Than Just Spinal Adjustments
Beyond spinal analysis and adjustment, our team at Thrive Chiropractic can offer additional recommendations to help relieve migraines. These may include nutritional counseling, posture correction, and stress relief techniques, aligning with evidence showing the potential benefits of multidisciplinary intervention in migraine management (source).

Don't let migraines dictate your life. Reach out to us at Thrive Chiropractic today and start your journey to migraine relief.

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