CAN YOU CURE MIGRAINES?
Many people who thought they “tried it all” are finally able to get relief from migraines under the care of a structurally-based chiropractor.
One patient described the pain as “the feeling of someone sticking a spike in your eye.” Other patients have said it feels as if their head is in a vice.
But it’s not just the physical pain of the migraine. It’s the fear of when it will strike and how long it will last. Migraines seem to bring genuine grief to people. Maybe because the pain robs them of so much—like time with their kids and days off work, or even time to relax if a migraine hits during vacation.
What Can You Do for Migraines?
The generally accepted position out there is that there’s “not much we can do” about migraines. At Precision Chiropractic, we don’t buy that.
People usually say there’s nothing you can do about migraines after they’ve already tried everything they know to do for migraine relief:
- Muscle relaxers
- Pain killers
- Nerve blockers
- Anti-seizure meds
- Cortisone shots
- Shots in the occipital nerve
The fact that people are willing to try such extreme treatment is proof of how bad migraines can be. They’re even willing to endure treatment that hurts! That’s a terrible cycle, a horrible way to live.
There is something else you can do.
Can Chiropractic Help Migraines?
No one can guarantee a cure for migraines 100% of the time. But consider this: Migraines indicate a problem in the nervous system. So doesn’t it make sense to look to the nervous system for solutions?
When patients come to Precision Chiropractic complaining of migraines, we start with X-rays so we have a clear picture of the spine. We pay special attention to certain areas in the neck. Why? Because every single patient we’ve ever seen who complained of migraines also had a loss of curve in the vertebrae in the neck. So what? That loss of curve puts pressure on the nerves. That means there’s a “short” in the system where a weak nerve cannot send and receive the correct signal. The result is pressure and pain. The body is trying to warn you that something is terribly wrong. We call that intense pressure and pain a migraine.
What if we trace the pain of a migraine back to a nerve that’s being pinched or blocked?
What if we relieve the pressure from the nerve by adjusting the spine?
What if we restore the natural curve to the neck so the nervous system can send and receive signals correctly?
That is exactly what happens under the care of a good, structurally-based chiropractor.
Not All Chiropractic Offices Are Created Equal
At many chiropractic offices you get a regional adjustment, meaning the chiropractor will make generic adjustments to areas of your spine. Believe it or not, this does help a lot of people. But when it comes to complicated problems like migraines, that general “pop-and-pray” method doesn’t cut it.
At Precision Chiropractic you are treated with the Gonstead method, which uses X-rays and other objective measurements so each and every adjustment you get is as specific and accurate as possible.
Imagine the Relief!
We’ve heard patients say the best thing about being free of chronic migraines is the relief they feel. They’ve realized something they thought was “broken” is finally fixed. They feel like they’re back in control instead of living with constant anxiety.
When we fix the real problem and restore the curve in the neck, you get real relief. And life can get back to normal. You can be tired without being scared it’ll trigger a migraine. You’re not paralyzed thinking a stressful day at work will develop into a full-blown assault. You can have wine and coffee, see flashing lights, and complete a full menstrual cycle without wondering if you’ll be forced to retreat to total silence and darkness.
Again, there’s no 100% guarantee that chiropractic will get rid of your migraines. But pain killers, anti inflammatory drugs, and nerve blockers do not even attempt to fix the problem. They are treating the pain (temporarily), but do nothing to resolve the underlying problem. That means the pressure on the nerve will continue to get worse.
If you sufffer from migraines and have not seen a Gonstead chiropractor before, it’s only reasonable to give it a try.
When you have functional X-rays taken of your neck, you’ll be able to see in less than a minute if you have lost the curve in your neck and exactly where it’s putting pressure on your nerves. From there, we can make a plan to get the curve back, get the pressure off the nerves, and hopefully get you lasting relief from your migraines.
See if Gonstead Chiropractic Can Help Your Migraines
I’ve had migraine headaches for years. The only thing that would relieve some of the pain was medication, which made me feel sometimes even worse. Since seeing Dr. Martin, the severity and frequency of my migraine headaches have diminished and I no longer take any medications for them.
So your back hurts. Maybe you can’t even remember the last time it didn’t hurt. You’re popping Ibuprofen like they’re Skittles, and you’re wondering if you might get a little relief from yoga. Is it safe to practice yoga when your back hurts this much? Well, maybe....
PLANKS. Planks engage the abdominal muscles and back muscles, stabilizing the spinal column and mimicking proper lumbar alignment. To do them right and protect your back: Start on your forearms to avoid shoulder strain. Keep your abs tight the entire time. Do not let your back sag. Square your hips with the floor. Have someone take a picture or set up a timed photo/video so you can check whether your back is straight. This is a better way to confirm your posture than using a mirror, because the mirror requires you to twist your neck in the middle of the pose.
Comparing options of yoga, massage, PT, surgery, or a chiropractor in Durham for back pain.
At Precision Chiropractic of Durham, a consultation is a conversation, not a commitment.
Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Martin to see how Gonstead chiropractic care can help you reach your overall health and wellness goals.