Millions of Americans deal with debilitating migraines on a daily basis. In many cases, these migraines are brought on by a host of environmental factors, stress, anxiety, or other conditions. However, they can also occur as a result of an accident. In fact, the chiropractors at Premier Injury Clinics of DFW treat car accident victims on a regular basis for concerns including migraines. For many people, it seems there is no hope in sight when a migraine hits. If you’ve tried everything from special migraine diets and medications to avoiding known triggers, yet you can’t shake that pesky migraine, it may be time to come in for a chiropractic adjustment.
A chiropractor may not be the first thing that comes to mind following a slip and fall accident, motorcycle, or other types of accident that leaves you with a sore neck and annoying migraine. Yet, chiropractic care is well-known for its many wonderful benefits, including helping people who suffer from migraines. If you think about it, it makes perfect sense that a spinal adjustment would alleviate common migraine symptoms. A chiropractic adjustment can affect the severity of migraine headaches, as well as their frequency because adjusting the bones, joints, and tissues can change how the blood vessels function, which is a common migraine culprit.
How a Chiropractor Can Help Your Migraine
Depending on the type of accident you were involved in and your resulting injuries, coming in for a chiropractic adjustment could be very beneficial. While this may not be the sole treatment you need for your injuries, it could supplement the care you are already receiving, helping to speed up your recovery and improve your overall quality of life.
Truth be told, migraines are actually the third-most common reason adults seek out chiropractic care. There have been numerous studies that show that spinal manipulation can improve migraine headaches, especially if the patient comes in for consistent treatments. Before starting any kind of treatment plan, it is important to discuss your symptoms, medical history, and any other concerns with your chiropractor and primary care physician. We believe in working with other medical professionals in support of your health and will do whatever we can to help you find relief from migraine headaches.
Chiropractic Treatments for Migraines
Now that we have a little bit more of an understanding about how chiropractors can help treat migraines, let’s look at the different types of therapy we offer for headache-sufferers:
- Spinal Manipulation – As mentioned, this procedure is particularly beneficial to those who have been in an accident and are experiencing migraines as a result. Your chiropractor will use their hands or a device to apply a controlled force to a specific joint in your spine, helping you find relief and get everything back in sync.
- Joint Mobilization – Another option is joint mobilization, in which your joints are passively moved in order to reduce pain and alleviate any migraine symptoms.
- Active Exercises – In addition to the above, we offer active exercises that, when done in conjunction with spinal manipulation, can take the pressure off of the neck and head.
To learn more about how chiropractic care may help alleviate your migraine symptoms following an accident, please contact Premier Injury Clinics of DFW today.