Migraines in Oak Lawn, IL
Migraines are not ordinary headaches because they are prolonged, intense and come with throbbing pain. It is believed that migraines are related to genetics and the environment. At Wellness In Motion Chiropractic Center, we understand just how debilitating this condition can be. Most patients suffering from migraines have a reduced quality of life and cannot handle their normal daily activities during attacks. This creates a need to find a treatment solution that will get rid of the pain without causing side effects.
Causes Of Migraines
Migraines are known to be caused by specific changes in the brain. These changes lead to extreme pain in the head which is mostly accompanied by sensitivity to smell, light, and sound.
It is important to know that there are other severe headaches that can cause extreme pain, but they are not migraines. For instance, people who have suffered from cluster headaches describe the involved pain as the worst they have ever experienced. The exact cause of a migraine is not known though changes in the levels of neurotransmitter in the brain are believed to play a major part in these headaches.
There are more than 37 million people in the US who suffer from migraines. If you are one of them, you must have tried multiple treatment methods. The problem with medication is that though it can deal with the pain and symptoms, it might come with side effects which might make the situations worse.
Symptoms Of a Migraine
A Migraine has two stages of symptoms, the prodrome stage, and aura stage. The symptoms show the following symptoms:
- Vision impairments
- Difficulty breathing
- Sensitivity to light and touch
- Flashes of light
- Stiff neck
Chiropractic Treatment for Migraine Pain
When migraine attacks, the cranial blood vessel expand or vasodilate as opposed to when you are having regular headaches. The surrounding brain tissues swell, and this is what causes the pain. Some people suffer from extreme pain such that they vomit and have vision problems. Appropriate diagnosis is the first step towards the treatment of migraines. Chiropractic treatment has clinically proven to be effective in the treatment of headaches including migraines.
Our highly qualified doctor will work primarily using his hands to manipulate the spine to eliminate misalignments and irregularities that might be causing the pain in the head. These problems can also affect the nerves that control blood flow in the head, and this can cause migraines. It is also known that back and neck pain can lead to migraines which makes spine manipulations important in chiropractic care.
For more information on chiropractic care and migraine treatment, call us today and book an appointment.
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