For some migraine sufferers, chiropractic adjustments seem to help. In certain cases, the occipital muscles (muscles at the base of the skull at the back of the head) tighten and spasm, resulting in neck stiffness and possible triggering of migraines. This is especially true for tension and cluster migraine sufferers where adjusting the occipital may relieve the tension.
What is a Migraine?
A migraine is a severe type of recurring headache that can include symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, throbbing, and a sensitivity to light. Migraines can be debilitating and bring with them intense and frequent pain in one or both sides of the head.
Who is at Risk For Migraines?
Although all are at risk for migraines, they most often occur between the ages of 10 and 45. More women than men experience migraines, and they often times run in families. Although the exact pattern of events that lead to a migraine are undefined, most medical experts believe that they originate from abnormal brain activity, triggered by several factors.
- Changes in hormone levels
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Changes in caffeine consumption
- Physical stress
- Exposure to smoke
- Specific food allergies
- Eye pain
- Headache pain localized to one side of the head
- Tunnel vision
- Blurred vision
- Vision disturbances
Migraine Relief in Arlington
Although aspirin or other medications can sometimes work at treating a migraine, they can often increase symptoms if taken for multiple days in a row. Chiropractic is a safe and natural way that may not only alleviate migraine pain but also prevent them from recurring.
For migraine relief in your area, stop by a The Joint location in Arlington . There are no appointments necessary, and there are affordable membership plans that cost less than a single copayment. Don’t suffer through another day of migraines, stop by The Joint in Arlington today.