If you suffer from migraine headaches, you know that it can be extremely difficult to find relief from your symptoms. While there are many treatments available for migraine sufferers, not everyone prefers the pharmaceutical route or the unpleasant side effects that may accompany many migraine medications.

Treating migraines with medication may not solve their underlying cause.  Instead, migraine and headache sufferers may choose to try more holistic approaches in place of, or in conjunction with, more traditional treatment. Today, we will discuss the benefits of chiropractic treatment of migraine headaches.

A common cause of headaches and migraines can be misalignment of the spinal bones in the neck and upper back. This can apply pressure to sensitive nerves and altered blood flow to the brain and surrounding tissues. Additionally migraines can be brought on by severe tension headaches, which can be caused by muscle tension and spasms, which themselves also may be caused by misalignment of the spine.  It really all is connected!

For individuals seeking chiropractic care for migraines or headaches, their treatment will begin with a thorough examination by a professional like Dr. Hruby. If this examination reveals reduced range of motion, loss of normal spinal curves, or mechanical restrictions, the doctor will recommend a care program designed for your unique spinal problem. Recommended treatments may include:

Chiropractic Adjustments: A procedure in which chiropractors use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. The goal of chiropractic adjustment, also known as spinal manipulation, is to correct structural alignment and improve your body’s optimal function.

Therapeutic massage: Improves circulation and muscle function, often focusing on one area, to obtain a therapeutic effect.

Decompression therapy: This therapy is a nonsurgical program designed to relieve pain in the lower back and neck. As we stretch the spine, we take pressure off a compressed nerve root, therefore help to relieve pain.

Many of Dr. Hruby’s patients receiving chiropractic treatment for their migraines have seen rapid, drug-free relief of their symptoms. Others find that the correction of their problem takes longer because their spinal problem has existed undetected for many years. Every patient responds differently. Regardless of how you respond, enjoy the drug-free results millions of migraine and headache sufferers have enjoyed though chiropractic treatment of migraines.

If you are experiencing chronic headaches or migraines, schedule an appointment today to see if you can benefit from drug-free treatment!