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Chiropractors Are You Suffering From Migraines?

Many chiropractor treatment techniques are available for use by chiropractors for migraines.  Migraines affect millions of people every year.  In the United States it is a leading contributor to missed work.  The exact mechanisms of migraines are not known.  It is, however, believed to be a neurovascular disorder.  The primary theory is related to increased excitability of the cerebral cortex and abnormal control of pain neurons in the nucleus of the brainstem.

Peoria Chiropractor Migraines

Regions of the cerebral cortex associated with...

Regions of the cerebral cortex associated with pain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Migraine pain can lead to a myriad of added issues and pains – visual problems, dizziness, and pain shooting down your arms.  Unpleasant and painful, to say the least!  The effects of migraines may persist for some days after the main headache has ended; this is called the migraine postdrome.  Many report a sore feeling in the area where the migraine was, and some report impaired thinking for a few days after the headache has passed.

Migraines are believed to be due to a mixture of environmental and genetic factors.  About two-thirds of cases run in families. Fluctuating hormone levels may also play a role: migraine affects slightly more boys than girls before puberty, but about two to three times more women than men.  Propensity for migraines usually decreases during pregnancy. The exact mechanisms of migraine are not known. It is, however, believed to be a neurovascular disorder.  The primary theory is related to increased excitability of the cerebral cortex and abnormal control of pain neurons in the trigeminal nucleus of the brainstem.

Chiropractors are trained to locate areas in the spine where nerve interference is preventing the body from functioning as it should, nerve interference that actually may be the cause of your migraines.

When migraine pain makes it difficult to perform your daily activities, it’s time to get help.   You owe it to yourself to seek answers rather than simply sit back and suffer.  Why endure ongoing discomfort when a chiropractor can help?  Getting the right chiropractic care can help you feel, function, and live a better life.

To learn more please contact Tuttle Chiropractic in Peoria IL to request additional information or to schedule a free spinal screening.

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