Could a chiropractor help relieve your migraines?

As any migraine suffer will tell you, the unpredictable, painful and debilitating presence of this condition can be a huge drain on a person’s quality of life. What’s more, despite much research going into alleviating the pain and suffering of those with chronic migraines, effective therapies are fairly elusive.

So what options are available for people who want to tackle their migraine pain? Research has demonstrated that chiropractors may be able to offer a degree of relief from migraines, particularly for those whose pain originates in the neck area. In this way, they may be a good option for people who want to try to alleviate pain gently, or without the help of pharmaceuticals.

What techniques do chiropractors use to address migraine pain?

It is thought that some migraines may actually be triggered by tension and misalignment of the spine. To address this issue, chiropractors treating migraine sufferers will try to ease the tension in a number of ways, including:

– Spinal manipulation and adjustments to align the musculoskeletal system into a healthy position. This procedure is nothing to worry about, as it will be performed gently and with the patient in mind.

– Advice on how posture can be improved. In particular, a chiropractor may refer to the practice of ergonomics, which focuses on how patients can find comfortable postures when sitting for prolonged periods of time. They may also offer practical advice in regards to exercises and relaxation techniques that will help relieve tension around the neck and spine.

Is a chiropractor for me?

One of the great things about chiropractic treatment is that it typically has few side effects, and this often plays an important role for migraine sufferers who do not want to add new worries to their long list of symptoms. Side effects from chiropractic treatment may include a little extra tiredness, and increased tenderness or pain in the muscles. However, these are likely to become milder the more treatments you have.

If you’re interested in booking a chiropractor for your migraine pain, please do get in touch today. A member of our friendly team will be more than happy to take your call and explain the cost of a chiropractic consultation. Our online booking form can be found here: https://www.mychiro.com.au/#prices

Photo: Migraines at Any Age by JoanDragonfly licensed under Creative commons 2

Dr. Steven Lockstone


Dr Steven is a Sydney Chiropractor in Bondi Junction with 21 years clinical experience.

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