Manage Migraines with Chiropractic Care

Manage Migraines With Chiropractic Care

Headaches are one of the top three reasons why patients visit Daniels Chiropractic in Racine, Caledonia, and Mt. Pleasant. They are a problem common to many.

And sure, you can take a bunch of medicine. Each and every time. But is there something else you can do to alleviate the suffering?

Headaches make it difficult to concentrate and get your work done. Migraines, a different animal altogether, make everything even worse.

  • It can be hard to communicate.
  • It can be difficult to look at light.
  • The head throbs.
  • There is pain behind the eyes.
  • And neck pain.
  • You may have nausea, vomiting, an aura, and extreme sensitivity, not just to light, but to sound as well.
  • All you want to do is crawl in bed, pull the covers up, and sleep as long as you possibly can.

Your hope and prayer is for the pain to lift before several days pass you by.

Manage Migraines With Chiropractic Care

What Can Stop the Pain of Migraines?

The healthcare establishment has struggled to pinpoint the exact causes and mechanisms of all migraines. Caring for migraine patients is not always a straightforward matter.

You probably know the frustration of trying to find effective treatment.

If you get migraines, you may have tried all kinds of things to reduce their pain and frequency. You are in good company. More than 37 million people in the United States suffer from migraine headaches.

If you can’t find relief you may begin to feel irritable, defeated, and even depressed at times.

What you may not know is that chiropractic treatment for migraines is shown to be a great support in managing the condition.

That may sound like a stretch, so let us explain how it works.

The Difference Between Headaches and Migraines

During a migraine, cranial blood vessels expand. This is called vasodilation. This is the opposite of what happens during a regular headache. Blood vessels actually narrow, or constrict, during your garden variety headache. This is called vasoconstriction.

Bottom line? Migraines and headaches work differently. Interestingly, chiropractic adjustments can help both conditions.

Migraine Relief With Chiropractic Care

Now, back to migraines ….

During a migraine, as those vessels expand, the surrounding tissues swell also. This is where the pain comes in - as those tissues swell and increase pressure on surrounding tissues and nerves.

How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help with Migraines?

How do they do it?

Chiropractors specialize in neuromuscular disorders and, specifically, how the alignment and health of the spine affects your entire health.

Misalignment in the spine can create muscle tension and irritate the nerves that control the flow of blood to the head. Both of these play a role in triggering migraines.

Our hands-on manipulation of the spine calms the nerves affecting blood flow and pain signals to the brain.

So, in a nutshell, here’s what chiropractic care can do:

  • Decrease nerve irritation that sends pain signals to the brain.
  • Reduce neck muscle tension which can trigger a migraine.
  • Restore communication in the nervous system through spinal adjustments.
  • Improve blood flow to muscles of the neck and spine.

Science Backs It Up

A 2000 study on SMT (spinal manipulation therapy) showed that chiropractic adjustments can significantly reduce the frequency, duration, and severity of some migraines.

More recently, a 2014 study showed that chiropractic care for migraine sufferers decreased their frequency by 50%.

If you suffer currently from migraines, wouldn’t you gladly do something that cut out half of your migraines? And with less occurrences, that means less medication needed. And with less severity of pain during a migraine, that also means less medication needed.


Half as many episodes.
Less medication needed.

Manage Migraines With Chiropractic Care

We Work As A Team With Your Specialists

First, we first encourage you to see your primary physician and get a diagnosis.

Then, we want to see you because we know that chiropractic treatment can be an effective component of your migraine occurrence and pain management.

We work in tandem with your primary physician and other specialists, utilizing a multimodal approach to manage your particular kind of migraine.

Most sufferers of frequent migraines need a combination of treatments that may include massage, prescription medicine, nutritional considerations, physical therapy, and chiropractic care.

Our chiropractors will hear your story, get to know your condition, complete an exam, and design a treatment plan that is individualized AND comprehensive.

Come See Us

Chiropractic care has been shown to reduce the pain level, duration, and frequency of headaches and migraines. In addition to this, getting a chiropractic adjustment improves range of motion in your joints, decreases facet adhesions, reduces pressure between the discs, and reduces muscle spasms.

Come see us at Daniels Chiropractic to get the kind of care you need. Let us help you get better. We are committed to helping you feel, move, and live better.

Give us a call at 262.638.9999 to make an appointment today.

Daniels Chiropractic Office

2609 Rapids Drive
Racine, WI 53404
Phone: 262.638.9999
Fax: 262.638.0742