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Migraines

Migraine Treatment with our West Omaha Chiropractor

Woman with a migraineMany people suffering migraines depend on prescription drugs to get them through each migraine attack. They have also tried modifying their diet (doctors think certain foods may trigger migraines) and avoiding specific odors that could provoke a migraine. Unfortunately, these methods often fail to reduce or even eliminate recurring migraines, leaving the migraine sufferer to worry about when the next attack will debilitate them. 

To help treat migraines, chiropractors take a different approach by focusing on restoring healthy functioning of the nervous and circulatory system by realigning spinal vertebrae, removing nerve compression and improving blood flow to the head.

Chiropractic Medicine and Migraines

To alleviate stress on your nervous system, chiropractors perform spinal adjustments to properly align the musculoskeletal system. When vertebrae are not positioned correctly, these bony structures can press against hundreds of tiny nerves extending outward from your spine and into all areas of your body. When compressed, nerves become irritated and cause inflammatory pain. Following an adjustment, many migraine sufferers enjoy fewer occurrences of migraines while some discover they no longer experience migraines.

Chiropractors specialize in "whole body" medical care, meaning they may also suggest dietary changes, taking nutritional supplements to support overall wellness and relaxation techniques to help manage pain.

What to Expect at Your First Appointment with Your Chiropractor

At your initial appointment with your chiropractor at West Omaha Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic, you will be asked to describe all migraine symptoms, when you first began suffering migraines, how often they occur and how long each migraine attack lasts. Since posture plays an important role in muscle, joint, and spinal health, our chiropractor will have you sit and stand to evaluate your posture and provide instruction regarding how to improve your posture, if necessary.

A spinal adjustment involves gentle manipulation, stretching and moving of the spinal vertebrae. Goals of an adjustment include restoring alignment, removing nerve compression and alleviating blood vessel constriction largely responsible for migraine pain. Your chiropractor may also perform therapeutic massage techniques to ease muscle tightness in the neck and upper back area.

Contact Us Today

If you suffer from migraines and are searching for long-term, drug-free relief, call West Omaha Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic today at (402) 334-4700 to schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors.