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Our Lindenhurst IL Chiropractic Clinic Answers Your Migraine Questions
Migraines are almost as puzzling as they are painful, so if you suffer from these miserable events, you're no doubt seeking to understand and conquer them. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about migraines from our Lindenhurst, IL team at Natural Care Chiropractic.
How do migraines happen?
Migraines are believed to start when abnormally low serotonin levels in the brain cause the trigeminal nerve to send signals that inflame cranial blood vessels. This inflammation creates a variety of unpleasant symptoms.
What are the warning signs of a migraine?
Sugar cravings, depression, thirst, depression and drowsiness may precede a migraine. Visual anomalies called auras are a classic warning signal of an approaching migraine, although only about 20 percent of sufferers experience this symptom.
What other symptoms does a migraine produce?
A migraine causes excruciating pain that may begin on one side of the head and then migrate to the other side. This pain can last for up to 3 days. At the same time you may experience nausea, vomiting, dizziness, numbness, weakness,fatigue, and extreme sensitivity to light or sound. (The auras may also continue.)
How does my spinal alignment influence my migraines?
Research has shown that migraine sufferers are prone to instabilities in their spinal stability and postural balance. Joint hypermobility seems to be associated with blood vessel abnormalities and spinal misalignments that set the stage for chronic migraines. Migraines can also accompany neck or head injuries.
What external triggers can set off migraines?
Migraines can be triggered by many different external stimuli. These include various foods, exercises, lack of sleep, bright lights, hormonal issues, weather changes, tobacco smoke exposure, emotional stress and even sexual activity.
How does a chiropractor treat migraines?
Your Lindenhurst IL chiropractor at Natural Care Chiropractic, Dr. Freund or Dr. Gopaul, will examine your spinal column and alignment closely for signs of imbalances that may be making you vulnerable to migraines. Chiropractic adjustments to restore proper alignment can relieve musculoskeletal stresses while also helping to normalize your neurological and biochemical balance.
What other methods do you use to treat migraines?
Acupuncture can relieve acute pain due to its ability to encourage the production of natural painkilling substances called endorphins. If we have corrected your spinal alignment through chiropractic care, we may also recommend physical therapy to help you build your supporting musculature and maintain your newfound spinal stability.
Can you recommend changes I can make to help me avoid migraines?
Our Lindenhurst chiropractic team can definitely provide you with nutritional and lifestyle recommendations to help you sidestep your known migraine triggers. We will be happy to provide you with a personalized integrated wellness plan to keep you as migraine-free as possible.
Get the Answers You Need from Your Lindenhurst IL Chiropractor
Don't just get answers to your migraine questions -- get the answers to your migraine problem. Contact us at (847) 265-0600 for an appointment with either chiropractor here at Natural Care Chiropractic!