Tuesday, 15 August 2017 15:51

Do You Suffer From Migraine Headaches?

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According to the Migraine Research Foundation an estimated 39 million men, women and children in the United States and 1 billion worldwide experience migraine headaches every year. Everyone either knows someone who suffers from migraines or struggles with migraines themselves.

The most common migraine symptoms reported by migraine sufferers are:

Throbbing and/or pulsating pain

Pain on one side

Sound sensitivity

Light sensitivity 

Vision changes and/or blurred vision

Nausea

Vomiting

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Studies have found that many migraines may be caused by a subluxation or misalignments in the spine. A misaligned vertebra may cause the nerves and muscles to become irritated and inflamed, which can lead to a migraine. A Subluxation can be corrected with Chiropractic adjustments. As your subluxations are corrected the pain, inflammation and irritation of the nerves is relieved.

According to one study in 2001 by Duke University spinal manipulation or adjustments result in almost immediate headache improvement and provided longer-lasting relief and less side effects than typically prescribed headache medication.

Did you know that chiropractic adjustments are not only great for helping reduce the severity of migraines, but regular chiropractic care can also help reduce the frequency of these migraines as well?  What many people may not realize is that poor posture can actually contribute to their migraines. When you spend the whole day hunched over a computer screen, tablet or phone, you put strain on your neck and back muscles. This can increase the chances of causing postural subluxations which may end up as a migraine.

Dr. Chait can also speak to you about different lifestyle choices that can contribute to your migraines. Many studies have found that certain foods can act as triggers for migraine headaches.

If you are suffering from frequent migraines call Chait Chiropractic Center at 941-371-1070 to schedule a  complimentary posture analysis and consultation.