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Chronic Migraines

woman sitting on a bed, holding her head in pain from headacheAccording to the Migraine Research Foundation, more than 39 million people in the United States suffer from migraine headaches. A migraine is a severe headache (often a throbbing pain on one side of the head) that is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light. Those who suffer from migraines also often have related sinus issues and depression as migraine pain can be debilitating and impact their quality of life. People often miss work or school due to painful migraines.

Many people who suffer from migraines have accepted having them as being normal. Pain isn’t normal. It’s amazing to us how we’ll hear from people who have been suffering from migraines for years or decades.

Many people turn to medication for their migraines but drugs just mask symptoms and don’t address the underlying cause.

How Chiropractic Can Help

The good news is chiropractic care gets to the root of migraine pain and can provide natural relief. Adjustments to the upper portion of the neck can help to alleviate migraine pain.

Here at Van Every Family Chiropractic Center we also do a lot of focused work on the cranium and get good results for those who have been everywhere and tried everything and have not found the right answer. By gently adjusting the cranial bones we see a lot of chronic migraines clear up.

Other Natural Approaches

In addition to chiropractic care, here are some other drug-free ways to address migraine pain:

  • Make Dietary Changes: Certain foods and beverages can trigger a migraine. These include processed foods, red wine, chocolate, aged cheeses, coffee and other caffeinated drinks. By keeping a food diary you can track potential triggers so you can avoid them in the future.
  • Use Lavender Oil: Inhaling lavender essential oil may alleviate migraine pain. Another way to use lavender for migraines is by applying it diluted to the temples.
  • Try Acupressure: Acupressure is the practice of applying pressure with the fingers and hands to specific points on the body to relieve pain and other symptoms. Acupressure may not only help to relieve migraine pain but also nausea.
  • Supplement with Ginger: Because many people who get migraine headaches also experience nausea, ginger can help to relieve nausea naturally.
  • Add magnesium to your diet: A deficiency in magnesium is linked to headaches and migraines. You can take magnesium oxide in supplement form or eat foods rich in magnesium. These include almonds, sunflower seeds, peanut butter, oatmeal, eggs, cashews and sesame seeds.
  • Schedule regular massages: There are several massage therapy techniques that have been known to reduce migraine pain. These include deep tissue massage, craniosacral therapy and others.

A Patient Success Story

We had a patient in her 70s who had been suffering from migraines since she was 14. Within a couple of weeks of receiving chiropractic care, she’s had no headaches!

Contact Us Today

If you suffer from migraines or headaches and have been everywhere and have tried everything please call us. You don’t have to suffer with them. Get the relief you’re seeking. Call (248) 616-0900 today to book an appointment!


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