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How Chiropractic Treatments Relieve Migraines

Updated: Jan 17, 2022

Dr. Mark Freund and Dr. Nicole Gopaul of Natural Care Chiropractic recommend chiropractic adjustments for migraine sufferers who have yet to find relief. Chiropractic treatment will not cure migraines, but it is one of the few ways to be proactive against migraines and help prevent them.  In someone prone to migraine episodes, a trigger can often be a misalignment, or subluxation of the spine.  Migraines can begin with tension in the neck, but even patients without migraines find keeping their neck free of kinks helps improve frequent headaches. Dysfunctional vertebrae in the neck can cause increased muscle tension and interrupt the nerves that control blood flow to the brain. Chiropractic adjustments relieve the pressure and tension that results in headaches, and keep the spine aligned to help it function at its best.

The exact cause of migraines is unknown, but most theories acknowledge an interruption in either nerve activity, blood flow to the brain, or both.  Regular chiropractic adjustments help facilitate healthy blood flow and nerve function.  For a chronic migraine sufferer it may take weeks of consistent adjustments, but patients will experience a significant improvement in migraine frequency, intensity, or both. Improving alignment of the bones in the neck and spine can prevent headaches and migraines, and adjustments also keep the body in balance. 

Adjustments are a safe way to relieve tension and decrease the intensity and frequency of migraines without medication.  To learn more about the services provided at our practice, visit our website for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Freund or Dr. Nicole Gopaul of Natural Care Chiropractic in Lindenhurst, IL, call 847-265-0600 or visit our request an appointment page.

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