Migraine headaches are debilitating and may affect up to 20% of the population. They tend to affect women more than men and are usually chronic in nature.  Many people suffer multiple migraine headaches in a given week.

Common Migraine Headache Symptoms

  • Severe throbbing pain in the head
  • Nausea
  • Exhaustion
  • Visual disturbances
  • Sensitivity to light

To treat migraines, the medical community tends to rely on prescriptions and over the counter medications.  They range from aspirin and ibuprofen for basic pain management to drugs like Imitrex and Axert that work by constricting blood vessels in the brain.  These medications may progressively lose their effectiveness over time, and don’t typically address the underlying cause of a migraine.  Fortunately, Precision Chiropractic offers a gentle structural option for treating migraines conservatively.

Migraine Triggers

According to Harvard Medical School, a misaligned vertebra may pressure nerves that can irritate blood vessels in the brain - leading to a migraine.

According to this image from Harvard Medical School, a misaligned vertebra may pressure nerves that can irritate blood vessels in the brain – leading to a migraine.

  • Food
  • Drink
  • Medication
  • Stress
  • Bright lights
  • Smells
  • Hormones
  • And more

These triggers may initiate a migraine, but are typically not the cause.

Could Your Neck Be Causing Your Migraine?

The nerves in your neck have a close relationship with the nerves and blood vessels that run to your brain.  For this reason, problems in the neck can be the cause of a migraine headache.  Our examination identifies indicators of structural abnormalities of the neck like Anterior Head Syndrome, decreased cervical angle, and Atlas Displacement Complex.  These may be the cause of a migraine headache.

Do You Have Questions?

We offer a complimentary consultation to discuss your problems and explain how we can help.  To setup an appointment, you may call (248) 590-0236 or fill out the form below.  Our consultation is always a conversation, never a commitment.  After all, we believe a patient should make sure our office is a good fit before committing to a relationship with us.

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