Migraines

Migraines and other types of headache — such as tension headache and sinus headache — are painful and can rob you of quality of life. Migraine symptoms include a pounding headache, nausea, vomiting, and light sensitivity.

Research has shown that most migraines originate in the spine, often because of misalignment of the vertebra which can then irritate the nerves that travel the length of the spine to the brain. This misalignment makes individual more prone to chemical imbalances in the brain. Some studies have shown that manipulating the vertebrae—a chiropractor’s specialty—relieves the pressure against inflamed nerves and can in turn relieve the headaches, this is certainly true for the hundreds of migraine sufferers who swear by their chiropractor’s treatment of their own personal migraines. Chiropractic treatment also deals with many of the causative factors in regards to migraines such as relieving the restriction in movement in the neck, muscle tension in the neck, as well as muscle tension in the upper back and shoulders which when it is not corrected can lead to posture problems that may influence migraine occurrences and severity. If correctly used as a form of preventative migraine treatment, periodic chiropractor adjustments (or spinal manipulations) can keep the spine and cervical bones aligned more properly in order to help avoid the onset of migraines in the first place. Studies have even shown that individuals who receive normal and periodic adjustments can actually begin to feel when their spine and cervical bones begin to get out of line and can know when a simple visit to the chiropractor’s office is needed so that they can schedule for and adjustment and can ward off the onset of migraine pain and they symptoms that are associated with an attack.

If you are suffering from a migraine, come see Dr. Tom Fletcher in Murray, Utah, who