Migraines and Headaches
If you regularly suffer from headaches and are tired of taking medication to numb the pain, there may be a more effective alternative. Olson Family Chiropractic specializes in chiropractic treatment that can ease the pain from migraines and other severe headaches.
Dr. Duane and Dr. Steph Olson offer comprehensive care for patients who can’t seem to medicate their stubborn and debilitating headaches. Our certified treatment targets the type of pain you may be dealing with and helps to ease your pain.
To schedule a chiropractic session today, contact us today at (952) 431-7400. We’re here to help!
What Causes Migraines and Debilitating Headaches?
Although you may be suffering from painful headaches, you may not know why. There are numerous causes and symptoms associated with severe headaches:
Causes may include
- Genetic makeup
- Accident or injury
- Medical condition
- Work or living conditions
- Stress or anxiety
- Ongoing physical stress
- Toxic environmental conditions
- Vitamin deficiency
Symptoms may include
- Nausea or vomiting
- Light sensitivity or blurred vision
- Muscle or joint pain
- Loss of appetite
Diagnosing Your Headache Pain
Although several factors may determine the nature and circumstances of your headache, we focus on finding any physical causes that are triggering the frequency and severity of your headache. A diagnosis may include:
We may view your medical history and ask you specific questions about your headaches. When did the headaches first start? How often do the headaches occur? What triggers a headache? Do members of your family experience severe headaches or migraines?
We may perform a complete physical. It will cover several areas that may lead us to diagnosis. Issues we look for may include poor breathing, high blood pressure, mental disorientation, seizures, muscle weakness or tightening, balance problems, blood clots, or injuries.
We may recommend that you undergo further testing to identify the core issue. Tests may include a neurological exam, CT scan, MRI, X-Ray, or other tests that focus on your joints, neck, back, or spine. In addition to other contributing to factors, we are also looking for physical problems associated with your headaches.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic treatment focuses on the body’s alignment—particularly the spine—to alleviate pain, improve the body’s mobility and function, and allow the body to heal naturally. Spinal manipulation can treat headaches and migraines.
Most studies on the correlation between chiropractic treatment and migraine mitigation suggest the following:
- Restores proper nervous system communication by ensuring alignment
- Decreases irritation in the nerves that send pain signals to the brain
- Reduces muscle tension, a common trigger for migraine headaches
- Restores normal blood flow
- Unlocks the body’s healing potential
- Strengthens the muscles that support the spine
- Identifies migraine triggers to help avoid them
Will Chiropractic Treatment Work?
You may be skeptical of chiropractic treatment as a cure for headaches if you’ve never tried it or you did not see results right away. Like other forms of physical therapy or rehabilitation, the goal of migraine treatment is to provide long-term results by slowly manipulating the body and re-aligning the spine from the lower back to the neck.
Therefore, the treatment must individualize and comprehensive to help your specific condition. Meaning, it happens over time with a combination of chiropractic techniques. Dr. Duane and Dr. Steph Olson work as a part of a larger team including a physical therapist and a massage therapies to find the right combination of treatments.
Treat Your Migraine Headache Today
If you suffer from headaches and you would like to learn more about chiropractic treatment for migraines, contact Olson Family Chiropractic. Our fully licensed and experienced chiropractors, physical therapist and massage therapist provide pain relief for patients in Lakeville, Minnesota.
To schedule a consultation or treatment for your headache, call us at (952) 431-7400, or you can message us at firstname.lastname@example.org.