Do you often experience intense, throbbing pain on one, or both sides of your head? Migraine attacks disrupt your life and interfere with your daily activities. An experienced doctor in migraine pain relief treatments can help you successfully manage your migraine pain, and we have just the help you need! We focus on all-natural, medication-free migraine treatments for our North Carolina patients.
Although any part of the head may be affected, if you suffer from migraines, you may also feel pain in the temples or behind the eye or ear. Migraine headaches can last for hours or, in some cases, days. Symptoms often start in the morning, but you can get a migraine attack at any time of the day.
In addition to a severe headache, migraine suffers experience symptoms like:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Sensitivity to light, sound, and touch
- Seeing flashing lights, blind spots, or zigzag lines
- Temporary loss of vision
- Cluster headache
- Tension headache
- Sinus headache
- Numbness or tingling in the face
- Disturbed sense of smell, taste, or touch
Migraine Relief Treatment
Our medical clinic offers alternative treatments and strategies for fast, effective, and all-natural headache relief.
Chiropractic care, which includes spinal manipulative therapy, is a proven treatment for tension headaches. In keeping with our total-body philosophy of care, our chiropractor will design an individualized pain management plan to decrease the intensity and frequency of your migraine headaches. We combine manual therapies (such as manipulation and mobilization), soft tissue therapy, and electrical stimulation along with lifestyle recommendations and rehabilitation exercise to relieve you of migraines in the long term.
Physical therapy can also be appropriate for migraine attacks. Musculoskeletal and joint issues can be the underlying cause of some headaches. Muscle tension and tightness, lack of neck motion, poor posture, and even tightness in the back between the shoulder blades are typical migraine triggers.
Physical therapy treatments may include:
- Muscular releases
- Muscle energy techniques
- Shoulder and neck mobilizations
- Neck and spine stretches
- Neck and back strengthening
- Posture education
What Causes Migraine Headaches?
Most researchers agree that abnormal changes in substances that are naturally produced in the brain can trigger migraine symptoms. Increases in these substances cause inflammation and blood vessels in the brain to swell, which aggravates nearby nerves, leading to pain.
If you suffer from frequent migraines, a few common triggers might be:
- Bright lights
- Loud noises
- Strong odors
- Lack of sleep
- Hormonal changes occurring during your menstrual cycle
- Changes in weather
- Alcohol consumption
- Skipped meals
- Stress and anxiety
- Excessive caffeine
- Caffeine withdrawal
A migraine headache can also signal a more serious problem. Don’t let migraines disrupt your home, work, or school life anymore. If you are looking for effective and long lasting relief for migraine headaches in Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem or any nearby city in North Carolina, call our medical clinic today for a complimentary consultation. After a free initial assessment, our doctor will suggest the most appropriate course of treatment for you.