Migraines are a severe form of headaches that can turn chronic and can happen for several reasons ranging from weather change to sleep deprivation to stress and anxiety and previous injuries in the neck and head, muscle stiffness or tension, and hormonal imbalance. Migraines are excruciating and identifiable from the specific type of pain that usually occurs in the back of the head or on one side of the head behind the eyes. Besides the pain, some other migraines symptoms like nausea and vomiting, dizziness, sensitivity to light, and visual disturbances.
Migraines affect women more than men. In most cases, hormonal imbalances causing migraines are most prevalent among pregnant women and those going through menopause, while using oral contraceptives and when undergoing treatment for hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Besides the hormones produced by our bodies, other external sources like birth control pills, cosmetics, BPA are pesticides, herbicides, and plastics that mimic the hormones and aggravate the problem.
Treatment for migraines
Medications for an extended period are the most common form of treatment for migraines, mainly from hormonal imbalance. Still, its effectiveness is always under question because it does not cure the problem despite alleviating pain in the short term. Medications only mask the symptoms but fail to address the root cause of the problem that triggers toxicities and hormonal imbalance.
For long-term relief from migraines, you must turn to chiropractic treatment, which treats the problem from the core and eradicates the trigger points, thereby producing more positive results.
Looking beyond the symptoms
The beauty of chiropractic treatment is that it takes a holistic approach in treatment and addresses the root cause of the problem so that the problem goes away forever. The treatment begins by helping patients cope with the symptoms and then reduce the frequency of migraine attacks that gradually fades away. The holistic approach of chiropractic care includes various techniques like chiropractic adjustments, postural retraining, maintaining internal balance, and muscle improvement, which work in unison to provide much-needed long-term pain relief.
Unearthing the root cause
Traditional medications for migraines provide superficial cure because it aims to cure the symptoms only, but the possibility of recurrence remains. Continuing with medications for an extended period can cause other problems due to the medicines’ side effects, which is an inherent limitation of traditional treatments. Chiropractic treatment takes an entirely different approach as it cures the problem at the root, which prevents recurrence and provides long-term relief. Moreover, chiropractic care consists of various physical techniques without using any medicines, making it safe without any side effects.
Chiropractors use their hands only to rectify the defects and distortions in the body’s musculoskeletal system, which helps restore the body balance, which helps to maintain the right levels of hormones to drive away migraines occurring due to hormonal imbalance.
The chiropractor will conduct a thorough examination of the patient to detect the migraine’s cause and then prepare a customized treatment plan that provides a cure and not temporary relief.