Migraine headaches can be one of the most debilitating conditions you can experience. Classic symptoms of migraines include an aura or seeing dark spots about 15-20 minutes prior to the pain starting.
Once the actual headache starts the pain can be so intense that people who suffer from migraines often report not being able to tolerate sound, smells or light and must lay for hours waiting for the pain to subside. There are often lingering effects such as dull achy pain in the head and body and light, smell and sound sensitivity, sometimes days after the actual headache has gone away.
Although there are many causes for migraine headaches subluxated neck joints (joints that are not moving properly and therefore placing pressure on the nerves exiting the spine at the neck) can be a significant factor in causing and exacerbating migraine headaches.
Many patients I see who suffer from migraines will reports tender spots on the neck that when pressed on mimic the pain caused by the migraine itself. This is one sure sign that neck subluxations are in fact aggravating the condition if not causing the headache.
Chiropractic adjustments are a safe and reliable therapy for reducing the subluxation in the neck and helping to reduce the severity and frequency of migraine headaches. Some people are even lucky enough to see near complete resolution of migraine headaches with regular chiropractic care.
If you suffer from migraine headaches chiropractic is very likely a good option for you.
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