What Can A Chiropractor Do For My Migraines?

Migraines cause your head to throb and distract you from your daily tasks at work or at home. They can ruin a perfectly good day and, in some cases, cause you such distress that you’re bedbound.

Whether you suffer from tension headaches or migraines, the team at any of our AllCare Chiropractic locations in Bowie, Laurel, or Annapolis, Maryland, can help you find relief. Dr. Jonathan Nou, Dr. Garrett Aadom, and Dr. Victor Abadom offer an alternative to conventional headache treatments that involve over-the-counter or prescription medications, which can cause unwanted side effects and even addiction.

Through chiropractic adjustments and lifestyle guidance, we help you overcome headache pain and live a healthier life.

Tension headaches

Headaches can come from a number of causes. You may have one due to hormonal changes or a buildup in your sinuses. Hypertension and trauma can also cause your head to pound.

But, the vast majority of headaches develop from tension that leads to tight muscles around your neck, shoulders, upper spine, forehead, scalp, and jaw. This muscle tension causes tightness and may even compress nerves, causing a dull, aching sensation all over your head.

The tense muscles contribute to entrapped nerves that trigger pain signals in your head. With chiropractic care, we can evaluate these tight muscles and facilitate their release — helping ease your headache pain.

Triggered headaches

Certain foods, chemicals, smells, and environmental factors can trigger headaches in sensitive people. You may have an adverse reaction to a food additive, such as monosodium glutamate (MSG), or to a certain perfume. 

Migraine pain

Triggers can cause neurological events known as migraines. Migraines present as throbbing headaches often accompanied by sensitivity to light and sound, auras, and even nausea. You may experience migraines due to changes in your brainstem that affect neurotransmitter production.

At AllCare Chiropractic, we can help you find out your migraine triggers, which can also be foods or chemicals, as well as flashing lights, stress, or poor sleep patterns. Once you know your triggers, you have more control over them.

Plus, chiropractic adjustments help release vertebral misalignments and tension in connective tissue that contribute to the abnormal pain signals that cause migraines. We offer chiropractic massage, stretches, and adjustments to help you find relief. Regular care reduces inflammation and dysfunction to improve your quality of life and reduce the instances and severity of migraines.

Care approach

Our care approach depends on the severity of your migraines and triggers, however, we offer chiropractic adjustments, physiotherapy, and rehab as treatment options. If necessary, the team can refer you to a neurologist for pharmacologic management.

Instead of giving you a pill to mask your symptoms, we try to get at the root cause of your headaches and migraines and offer real, lasting solutions that don’t come with side effects.

If you experience frequent migraine pain, it’s time to explore solutions with the team at AllCare Chiropractic. Call one of our three locations or book an appointment using this website

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