If You Suffer from Chronic Migraines, Chiropractic Care Could Be the Answer

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Migraines are recurring headaches that cause pain, throbbing, and pulsing, usually on one side of your head. Nausea and blurred vision may also accompany a migraine. Migraine headaches can last from a few hours to a few days, and symptoms can be moderate to debilitating.

If you suffer from migraines, you want relief as quickly as possible. At Joyce Family Chiropractic and Wellness, we may be able to help. Dr. John Joyce has experience treating migraines with chiropractic care.

Risk factors and triggers

There is no known cause of migraines, but there are factors that put you at a higher risk of having migraines. These factors include a family history, being female, and age, with migraines being more prevalent among teens and young adults under 40.

Often there is something that triggers a migraine. Common triggers include:

Chiropractic care for migraines

Avoiding these triggers can help you prevent migraine attacks. Certain medications can help treat migraine pain and accompanying symptoms, and other types of medications may help you prevent a migraine attack. For those who don’t find relief from medications, who find the side effects too unpleasant, or who prefer a more natural approach, chiropractic care may be an option.

At Dr. Joyce uses a combination of treatment modalities to help you find relief from migraine pain, prevent an attack, and shorten the duration and intensity of your migraines. This combination of treatments helps provide the most effective relief for migraine symptoms.

Dr. Joyce starts with a physical evaluation and medical history to determine which treatment options or combination of options would benefit you the most. Treatment options include:

Chiropractic manipulation

Realigning your spine can help prevent an attack and also reduce your symptoms during a migraine attack.

Massage therapy

Massage therapy focuses on trigger points on your back, shoulder, head, and neck that may help ease the tension and pain brought on by a migraine.

Relaxation techniques

Relaxation techniques can help you learn to prevent or reduce the stress in your life, which is a common trigger for migraine attacks. These techniques can also help you manage migraine pain during an attack.

Other modalities that Dr. Joyce may use to help treat your migraines are physical therapy, cranial therapy, and cold laser therapy.

For more information on how chiropractic care can help you find relief from migraines, call us at Joyce Family Chiropractic and Wellness, located in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood of Chicago. You can also make an appointment online through this website

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