Another migraine. Another day off of work. Another wasted day. Head pounding, nauseous, curled up in ball in your bed. Is there another way to treat migraines other than medications? Chiropractic care can be a good treatment option for migraine relief.
A recent review of the research shows that chiropractic care (spinal adjustments or spinal manipulation in the research) may be a good treatment option to give migraine relief to patients. The review looked at 6 well designed studies and concluded that chiropractic care may reduce the number of days a person gets migraines as well as the pain/intensity of the migraines. (6)
Chiropractic care may reduce the number of days a person gets migraines as well as the pain/intensity of the migraines.
Chiropractors are specialists in the detection of headaches caused by tension in the muscles, nerves, and joints in the upper part of the neck and skull. Spinal misalignments and tension in the muscles around the neck and skull area are found in migraine patients. (7) By correcting the spinal misalignments with adjustments, and releasing the nerve and muscle tension, migraine sufferers can some or complete relief.
Chiropractic adjustments can be tailored to the patient’s tolerance, comfort level, and how well they respond. In other words, chiropractic adjustments can be done lightly or more aggressive.
I encourage you to seek out a chiropractor you are comfortable with to see if chiropractic care can help you relieve your migraines.