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Migraines can be incredibly irritating, not to mention painful, disrupting various areas of your life—both professional and personal. If you suffer from chronic migraines, you know it can be difficult to concentrate and, how they restrict your day to day activities. You may have tried a range of different solutions for your migraines, from pills to therapy, but have you ever considered chiropractic care? Research shows that chiropractic care can actually be very beneficial for people suffering from this condition.
Why does this make sense? Well, manipulating the body through chiropractic treatment can reduce not only the pain caused by a migraine, but their frequency as well. This is due to the fact that adjusting the bones, the joints, and the body in general will change the way blood vessels function.
In recent years there have been a number of case studies and clinical trials into the effects of chiropractic care on people who suffer from migraines and tension headaches. The findings of these studies indicate significant reductions in migraine intensity, duration, and frequency for patients who recieved chiropractic treatment. The majority of participants noticed an improvment in their symptoms following chiropractic treatment, with some patients reporting a 90% reduction in their symptoms! A few studies found that spinal manipulation by a chiropractor is at least as effective as medication for helping people who suffer from chronic headaches, without all the potential side-effects.
There are a range of benefits of chiropractic care for migraines. This includes:
• Reducing a dependence on medicine
• Allowing you to function more effectively through the day
• Reducing the duration, intensity and the effects of your migraine
• Relaxing your body as well as your mind
For this reason many patients do tend to favor chiropractic medicine over other forms of treatment. It’s a natural way to heal the body and help deal with migraines in an effective, direct way.
When you decide to try chiropractic care as a form of treatment for migraines it’s important to find a chiropractor with the proper credentials to provide expert treatments. Our doctors here at Living Well Balanced have years of experience treating patients who suffer from chronic headaches.
If you have questions about using a chiropractor for your headaches please call our office at 212-579-2858.