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How Chiropractic Care is Relieving the Immense Pain Related to Chronic Migraine Headaches



Many of us have experienced the awful occurrence of a migraine. The onset of shooting pain spread throughout our head and localizing in one place after another in quick succession. The sensitivity to light that makes us want to stay in bed for hours on end with our pillows over our faces. The loss of energy to the point where even a trip to the bathroom feels like a mile walk through the desert.

Migraines can be severely crippling, leaving us with the feeling that there is nowhere to turn except a bottle of Excedrin and a day spent in bed. However, there is a solution for chronic migraines that is readily available in alternative medicine, but very few individuals are aware of it.

Chiropractic care falls within the confines of alternative medicine because it focuses on a holistic approach to the body, specifically with respect to musculoskeletal problems. Chiropractic care differs from traditional medicine in that it incorporates all-natural treatments and uses structural changes to the body to treat musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, rather than chemical to alter the internal molecular mechanisms of the body.

When it comes to migraines, either chronic or acute, the use of chiropractic care can drastically improve our quality of life. Chiropractors assert that migraines are rooted in a structural problem within our spine, usually a problem the spine’s alignment. This means that the skeletal components in our cervical spine, meaning the vertebrae in the upper portion of our back, can be out of place. This usually results in pressure on or impingement of the spinal cord. When this occurs, there is often a blockage in communication between the neurons in the various channels within the spinal cord, and when communication does not occur in these channels, all sorts of problems can arise. A common problem is a  migraine, which directly related to the pressure placed on the spinal cord.

Chiropractors can assess these alignment problems and perform a series of adjustments on the spine to restore order and encourage communication. With just a few simple adjustments, you will feel free to throw out your Excedrin and go on your way without any crippling migraines in your life. If migraines persist, it is important to see your primary doctor in order to determine if there is an underlying problem causing the headaches - it may require additional treatments.

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