Migraines

Eight out of ten people experience migraines. Many people experience debilitating migraines that will disrupt every aspect of your life. When a migraine comes on, many people have a natural reaction to reach for their bottle of pain medication. However, that pain medication is only something to mask the pain. Eventually, that pain comes back. Furthermore, what do you do when that pain medication is no longer working like it should?

Studies have shown a majority of migraines are caused by a small misalignment in the spine. When that misalignment occurs, your body begins to put more stress and irritate the nearby nerves, and can actually stop the body from healing how it should. Routine chiropractic care has been shown to not only correct the misalignment causing the migraine but also reduce the migraine and headache symptoms a person is experiencing. Research has identified over 200 causes for migraines, with some of the most common listed below.

Common Causes Of Migraines

  • Food
  • Hormonal changes in women
  • Poor posture
  • Whiplash
  • Caffeinated and/or alcoholic beverages
  • Stress
  • Bright lights
  • Strong smells
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Changes in sleep
  • Changes in environment
  • Medications
  • And many more!

Many of these causes can be prevented through lifestyle changes. Dr. Christianson can help you make healthy lifestyle choices that will decrease your chances of getting a migraine. Surveys have shown 10-25% of patients undergoing chiropractic care have had migraine relief in a way no other form of pain relief has.

Here at Christianson Chiropractic, we believe in the power of chiropractic. It brings true relief to our patients when they receive regular care. Don’t reach for the pain medication, come to see Dr. Christianson and start feeling relief from your migraines and a reduction in the number of migraine episodes you have!