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Do You Suffer from Migraine Headaches?

What are migraine headaches (1)?

migraine joondalup perthA migraine is a neurological disease that causes a range of symptoms such as throbbing, pulsing headache on one side of your head. Migraine headaches can get worse with physical activity, light or sounds. It can last from four hours or even days. Migraine is a primary headache, which it isn’t caused by medical condition. Migraine headaches are preceded by warning symptoms such as hormonal changes, certain food, stress and exercise. While the symptoms of migraine headaches vary, patients experience associated neck pain and stiffness, and problems with jaw function.

Can chiropractic treatment ease your migraine headache [2]?

To treat migraine headaches, chiropractors perform adjustments on spine to reduce spinal stress and enhance spinal function.

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Chiropractic Treatments also include soft tissue therapies such as:

  • Massage including kneading of joints and muscles
  • Trigger point therapies such as dry needling that target tense areas
  • Myofascial release massage that target at the membranes of supporting muscles

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Chiropractors also offer lifestyle management suggestions to ease migraine headaches, such as:

  • Making dietary changes
  • Low impact aerobics and walking instead of heavy exercise
  • Posture correction such as advice setting a stress-free workplace
  • Stress reduction
  • Postural correction
  • Sleeping positions

Chiropractic treatments aim to find the source of the problem and to find permanent solutions.

Prevention of Migraine headaches

migrain joondalup perthChiropractors address the source of your symptoms and make recommendations to prevent further pain or future episodes of migraine headaches. For instance, chiropractors give advice about teeth clenching which stresses the jaw and trigger headaches. Furthermore, drinking plenty of water each day is vital to prevent dehydration, which is another migraine headache trigger. Make sure you receive adequate sleep!

Our chiropractors at Lakeside Chiropractic are well equipped with the skills and knowledge to assist you in your recovery and preventing recurrence of migraine headaches. We provide massage, kinesiology taping, stretches, home strengthening exercises, posture correction devices and advice to help you get back to what you love! If you have any queries or would like to book and appointment, call us on (08) 9300 0095 or book online at www.lakesidechiro.com.au.

References

1. Migraine headaches: epidemiology and comorbidity. - Abstract - Europe PMC
2. Spinal manipulations for the treatment of migraine: A systematic review of randomized clinical trials - P Posadzki, E Ernst, 2011 (sagepub.com)

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