Chiropractic Treatments for Migraines and Headaches
Migraines are believed to be caused by genetically modified hypersensitive neurons in the brain. They can be triggered by environmental changes (such as temperature or altitude changes), hormones, food, or smell.
Neck pain often occurs at the same time headaches or migraines occur creating more pain and swelling for the patient. Optilife will analyze and treat the spine to help reduce the frequency and severity of your migraines. Massage therapy is also recommended to stretch and elongate muscles while relaxing and relieving patient stress.
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Chiropractic Therapies for Migraines and Headaches
In addition to manual spinal manipulations, there are several therapies that are effective in treating migraines and headaches.
Cold Laser & Physical Therapy
Cold Laser and physical therapy treatments are used as therapeutic options in treating headaches and migraines. Cold Laser treatments help to reduce inflamation and promote the healing process. Physical therapies may be used to stretch and strengthen muscle reducing pressure on the cervical nerves.
Cevical adjustments and ensuring the entire spinal column is in proper alignment will help to prevent and alleviate migraines and headaches. Cervical adjustments can be performed using several different chiropractic techniques such as the activator or Thompson method.
Graston Method to reduce myofascial pain
The Graston technique is often used to relieve mayfascial pain that can cause headaches. The goal is to breakdown the scar tissue and fascia restrictions and help to stretch affected connective tissue. Some soarness may be felt after the therapy but long term improvement of the affected area is usually seen within days.
I have been seeing Dr. Danielle for over a year. I was having trouble with my back and neck which was causing terrible migraines and interfering with my work as a dentist. She has helped me get past pain, reduce headaches and even treated me during my pregnancy. Visits with her keep me in better shape to be able to treat patients. Just yesterday I came in with numbness in my right arm which magically disappeared after an adjustment. I am so thankful for all her help as well as that of her team. Its always a pleasure to be seen there.