Studies have shown spinal manipulation has the most immediate improvement for headaches that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief than commonly prescribed medications. Although, every case is different and requires a thorough examination before a proper course of chiropractic care can be determined. This is also helpful in most cases of migraine headaches, as long as lifestyle triggers are avoided as well.
Migraines are intense and throbbing headaches that are often associated with nausea and sensitivity to light or noise. They can last from as little as a few hours to as long as a few days. Migraine sufferers usually have their first attack before age 30. Some people have attacks several times a month; others have less than one a year.
Chiropractic care can be a great way to manage and relieve pain caused by migraines. Routine chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine reducing inflammation and improving function of both the affected joint and nervous system. By increasing joint mobility and improving your nervous system function and spinal health, your body has more opportunty to manage pain as a result of migraines.