Migraine headaches are intense, throbbing headaches that last for hours at a time, occurring as frequently as several times per day or as infrequently as a few times per year. Not to be mistaken for the more common tension headache, migraines can be so severe as to interfere with the normal activities of daily life up to and including sleep, work, and recreation. Commonly they are preceded by an “aura,” a growing sensitivity to light, sound, or both that signal onset of the condition.
Identification of a specific trigger is essential in the management of the problem in a regular sufferer, with behavioral or lifestyle changes playing an important part in the treatment.
Chiropractic has been shown to help reduce the severity and frequency of migraine attacks in many cases. Chiropractic treatment also deals with many contributing factors or after effects including relief of restriction in movement of the neck, muscle tension in the neck, upper back and shoulders and helping correct any postural issues that may influence the occurrence of both migraine and tension headaches.