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How Chiropractic Can Help Migraines

If you’ve ever had a migraine, then you know just how crippling it can be. Intense pain, sensitivity to light and sound, even nausea. The most medical doctors can do is offer some pain killers and hope that’s enough. Sometimes migraines become so severe that you have no other choice but to seclude yourself in a dark and quiet room and wait for it to pass.

Luckily, there are natural, effective methods of holistic relief that you can try!

Migraines come with a lot of possible triggers:

  • Hormonal changes (ladies, be mindful around the time your period shows up!)
  • Certain foods and drinks (chocolates and cheeses are some big ones)
  • Stress
  • Exercise

Something you can do to help limit your migraines is monitor your triggers and avoid them.

However, even being proactive in avoiding triggers isn’t always enough. The vital thing to do is get your spine checked and release those irritated muscles and joints about your head and neck!

Something most people don’t talk about: by getting adjusted by a Chiropractor you allow your blood to flow properly to your head. Migraines involve abnormal functioning of the brain's blood vessels; migraines are commonly accepted as a vascular (veins and arteries) issue.

When your spine is subluxated (misaligned), the blood vessels in your neck get crowded and smooshed, which compromises proper blood flow. By receiving specific Chiropractic adjustments, not only will your bones be put back into proper place and allow for better function, but your blood vessels will also receive benefits (in that they will be able to bring blood to your head properly).

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Dr. Jaclyn's mother is an excellent example of Chiropractic migraine success! Before Chiropractic, she used to get migraines frequently—they were so severe that she would have to stay in a dark, quiet room for extended periods of time (and in a household with five children, this was not an ideal situation!).

Migraine headaches were something Dr. Jaclyn’s mother thought she would have to live with for the rest of her life. But as fate would have it, she was in a car accident in the mid 1990s that led to her seeing a Chiropractor on a regular basis. She thought it would only clear up her neck and back pain, but once her neck was adjusted several times, her migraines began to disappear.

And she has not had a single migraine since.

So take control of your health, come in and see us at Progressive Chiropractic (located in Gilbert AZ) to get back on track to health and wellness!

Make an appointment today to knock those headaches out!  

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