Are you one out of the millions of Americans that have to deal with migraines regularly?
If so, you completely understand how devastating and frustrating they can be. Migraines are an advanced form of repetitive, recurring headaches. They are often accompanied by consistent head throbbing, nausea, aura visual effects, sensitivity to light and/or other disturbed vision symptoms. Migraines are so common and personally devastating that they are considered a primary cause of lost work hours and efficiency throughout the nation. While you may be quite familiar with them, do you know exactly what triggers migraines? These types of headaches are quite difficult to diagnose correctly (even for many qualified professionals), and they are often misdiagnosed as incidental head pains caused by stress or lack of sleep.
Let’s take an in-depth look at these types of extreme headaches and what causes them below:
What triggers migraines?
Migraines are a peculiar type of headache that can be caused by a variety of different reasons. While migraines are often misdiagnosed as stress-related headaches, they are usually caused by mechanical compromises in the spine, especially in the cervical region. These compromises in the spine can eventually lead to the compression of nerves and can restrict the range of motion that your joints normally enjoy. These problems tend to cause tension and pain in the muscles of the neck.
These type of migraines are usually caused by damage or trauma that results in a mechanical misalignment of the spine, especially in the cervical part of the backbone. However, some migraines can be triggered by the ingestion of drugs or medications if your migraine symptoms are caused by a chemical imbalance in your body.
What is the proper treatment for migraines?
Most doctors and other conventional medical professionals usually depend on prescriptions and drug therapy to combat the incredible head pain that is caused by migraines. However, this form of therapy only helps to alleviate the SYMPTOMS of a migraine, but not the underlying CAUSE of the pain itself. This is where a more holistic approach to treating migraines becomes extremely valuable.
At our FIX24 Joint Biomechanics clinic, we focus on a total therapeutic solution to completely target the root cause of your migraine. Rather than focusing on only drugs to help alleviate your pain symptoms, our qualified chiropractic professionals use a combination of reduced drug therapy with a complete diagnostic analysis of your body to pinpoint the damage that may be the source your headaches. We use a combination of X-ray analysis and other tests in order to identify restricted ranges of motion and joints with extensive inflammation. Once these problem areas are located, we use a combination of biomechanical alignments, therapeutic stretches and exercises to help fix them. We do not twist the spine or neck when correcting migraines and avoid rotational manipulation of the spine and neck in general.
Once more normal inflammation levels and joint mobility is restored in the body, migraine episodes have a tendency to occur less regularly and can even become controllable without any pain-relieving medications.
Who is at a particularly high-risk level to get migraines?
Migraines can affect anyone at any time; they are not specific to any age group in particular. However, studies seem to show that females have a higher incidence of migraines than males.
Have you been recently suffering from migraine symptoms?
If so, hopefully, this article helps clear up some of the possible causes of your painful condition. If you are looking to properly treat and alleviate the pains in your head or simply want more clarification on what triggers migraines, feel free to contact us any time at FIX24 Joint Biomechanics. We are one of the top chiropractic offices located in the entire Valley, and it would be our pleasure to extend our expertise to help treat your troublesome condition!