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Migraine Treatment FAQ
Most people association chiropractic care with back pain, but our Chesapeake chiropractor, Dr. Eric Santjer, can treat and address a seemingly endless number of physical conditions, including migraine headaches, with chiropractic care used in conjunction with a full menu of therapies and services offered at Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation.
To help you understand more about migraines and our Chesapeake migraine treatment services, our chiropractor has provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding migraines and chiropractic in Chesapeake.
Migraines are a type of headache set apart from normal headaches by the severity and type of symptoms experienced. Little is understood regarding the nature of migraine headaches: why people get them, what exactly causes them, and what happens to the body during one. Certain external stimuli often trigger migraines. Common examples of migraine triggers include food sensitivities and allergies, flickering lights, noxious odors, red wine, tension headache, and stress.
While the exact cause of migraines is not yet fully understood. Rapid constriction and dilation of blood vessels in the neck and at the base of the skull tend to proceed the main migraine. So, it is thought that this disruption in blood flow to the head is, in part, responsible for causing migraines.
Migraine symptoms are what set this type of headache apart from the rest. Migraines are characterized by intense throbbing pain accompanied by nausea, vomiting, extreme sensitivity to light, sound, temperature, and smells, as well as visual disturbances in migraines with auras. Our Chiropractor in Chesapeake understands that these symptoms can be debilitating, often preventing patients from participating fully in their lives. Our chiropractor will work individually with each patient to develop a unique migraine headache treatment plan to ensure the best possible outcome.
Studies have shown migraine headaches to be associated with muscle tension and spasms in the neck, upper back, and shoulders. Using chiropractic adjustments, our Chesapeake chiropractor restores proper alignment to patients' spines, relieving muscle tension, inflammation, and reducing pain. As a result, patients experience less frequent and severe migraine headaches.
Our Chiropractor in Chesapeake evaluates each individual patient in order to develop a treatment plan tailored to the patient's individual needs, using a combination of gentle chiropractic adjustment, massage therapy, nutritional counseling, and lifestyle advice.
Migraine treatment in Chesapeake will not be the same for every patient, as each person's body is unique and will respond differently to treatment. Most patients will experience relief after the first appointment, but choose to continue chiropractic in Chesapeake as a wellness and preventative measure.
If you have additional questions about Chesapeake migraine treatment, call our office today at 757.547.4325 to schedule a consultation.