Migraine, Chiropractic and Adjunctive Care


Migraine TriggersWhat is Chiropractic and Adjunctive Care?

39 million people in the US are suffer from migraine. Migraine is the 3rd most common illness in the world and the 6th most disabling illness. In the US,12% of the population suffers from migraines and more than 90% of these suffers cannot work or function normally. About 5% of all headaches are warning signals caused by physical problems. The remaining 95% of headaches are primary headache such as tension, migraine or cluster headaches.

Throbbing pain. Eye and neck pain. Blurred vision, nausea, aura. When migraine occurs, cranial blood vessels expand as opposed to a regular headache where those same blood vessels narrow.

Today people engage in more sedentary activities than in the past, more hours are spent in one fixed position or posture such as sitting in front of a computer. This can increase joint irritation and muscle tension in the neck, upper back and scalp, causing the pain.

A chiropractor is a healthcare professional specializing in the treatment of neuromuscular disorders. A chiropractic spinal manipulation improves spinal function and alleviate the stress on the system.

Migraine treatment is done as part of a larger overall multimodal approach to managing migraines and its symptoms. Chiropractic and adjunctive care (injections) treatments responds well for migraine and headache patients. This means the chiropractor works as part of a larger team of medical professionals to find the right combination treatment (massage, prescriptions, nutrition, physical therapy, acupuncture, trigger point injection, etc.) for your migraine. So, at Karma Wellness Center, we have providers of different specialties to allow all of them to come together to deliver the most complete care possible.

If you suffer from headaches or migraines and you would like to learn more about chiropractic treatment, trigger point injections and other treatments for migraines, be sure to contact us today.