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If you suffer from migraines you will know how much of an impact this condition has on your everyday life. You may have to stop work during a migraine attack, and you can’t enjoy social activities or spending time with family. Migraines are painful and inconvenient – but what can you do to treat them without resorting to aggressive drugs? Have you tried chiropractic? Chiropractic can be an effective, drug-free treatment for headaches and migraine. Here’s how the treatment works and why it is recommended.

Chiropractic Treatment for Migraine: An Introduction

Chiropractic treatment involves manipulating, moving and stretching the spine to provide relief for various painful conditions. Chiropractic doesn’t use any drugs, and assessments are made of the condition through x-rays and other examinations. Chiropractic is frequently used to treat headaches and migraines. One recent study looked at chiropractic for different types of headaches and showed that the treatment was an excellent preventative solution for migraines. Chiropractic treatment can reduce the frequency of attacks and also the pain levels. A 1999 study from Australia showed that chronic migraine sufferers experienced fewer attacks and required less medication when receiving regular chiropractic care.

What Does a Chiropractor Do For Migraines?

A doctor of chiropractor may do one of a few things if you suffer from migraines. They will usually carry out a series of manipulations or adjustments to the spine in order to improve the spine’s function and take away stress on your system. They may also provide advice on nutrition and vitamin intake, and also provide advice on correct posture and the right ergonomics for your desk or home chairs, plus give ideas on relaxation techniques. These activities will all relieve the joint irritation and the ongoing tension in the neck and upper back muscles, which contribute to migraine pain.

Are There Any Side Effects to Chiropractic for Migraines?

You may feel some discomfort at the location where the spinal manipulation took place and a temporary headache, but this should disappear quickly. Chiropractic is without the side effects of migraine medication such as drowsiness and dependency. Visit a chiropractor to find out all about the treatment and what to expect. Ask your doctor’s advice if you are pregnant and want chiropractic treatment. Chiropractic is suitable for treating a range of different conditions – schedule a consultation to find out more.