What Are the Signs of a Migraine?

Find out how chiropractic care could improve your migraine symptoms.

If you are a migraine sufferer, then you certainly know pain. Perhaps you’ve tried many over-the-counter and prescription pain medications, and nothing seems to help. The good news is that our Elko, NV, chiropractors Dr. Wade Taylor and Dr. Shannon McKinney offer therapeutic, safe and drug-free methods that can improve your body's feelings and functions and reduce migraine frequency and severity.

What Are the Signs of a Migraine?

Migraines are far more intense and severe than your typical run-of-the-mill headache. They often affect only one side of the head. Migraine symptoms include,

  • Pulsing or throbbing pain
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Blurred vision
  • Auras (a visual disturbance that causes flashes of light)
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Migraine pain can last up to 72 hours, after which you may feel fatigued or have issues with focus and concentration.

How Can Our Chiropractic Team Help You?

Studies have found that long-term chiropractor treatment can be more beneficial to a migraine sufferer than just medication alone. Here are some of the ways in which our Elko, NV, chiropractor can help migraine sufferers,

Spinal Manipulation

Spinal manipulation is often used to treat various problems, including back and neck pain. There are numerous chiropractic techniques used today. Spinal manipulation works under the principle that the vertebrae in the spine have shifted out of alignment, causing nerve impingement and irritation. This can cause a multitude of painful symptoms.

Our goal is to realign and reposition your spine to reduce irritation and improve healing.

We release tension and promote better circulation and healing by applying a specific amount of pressure and force to some areas of the body. Spinal manipulation has effectively treated those with chronic headaches and migraines, particularly those whose headaches begin in the neck.

Electromyographic (EMG) Biofeedback

During biofeedback, we use a device that helps to measure the body’s response, recording tension and skin conductance. When under stress, the body tends to tense up. By making you aware of your body’s natural response, we can help you to change how you respond to these disturbances.

EMG biofeedback is particularly helpful for those with tension-related headaches and migraines. By placing a couple of sensors in different regions of your body, we can monitor and control your muscle tension to help reduce the frequency of your headaches.

Thermal Biofeedback

Another form of biofeedback, this treatment works off the principle that raising the body’s temperature can help reduce headaches. Since our blood vessels constrict when stressed, we train our body to expand these blood vessels to keep warm, thereby reducing symptoms. One study even found that those who could increase their temperature during biofeedback experienced fewer headaches and less severe symptoms.

If you are dealing with migraines, you may wonder how our Elko, NV, chiropractors can help. Call Accelerated Medical at (775) 753-7387 to schedule a consultation with our expert team.

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