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How Can My Chiropractor Help With My Migraines?

How Can My Chiropractor Help With My Migraines?

Migraine headaches impact 37 million Americans, and unfortunately, you belong in that staggering number. You've tried medications, migrainesrelaxation therapy, cognitive behavior therapy and more. You wonder if chiropractic care could help. Dr. Christopher Keezer, a chiropractor in Everett, helps his patients who suffer from migraines by relieving misalignments of the spinal column, allowing their bodies to return to proper balance and function. You could be one of the individuals who finds relief.

What is a migraine?

A migraine headache is what physicians and other healthcare professionals call a primary headache. It does not originate in head trauma, brain tumor or systemic disease, but it simply happens and is enigmatic in its source.

Most migraine sufferers are women, aged 35 to 55. However, people of all ages and walks of life can experience these often debilitating headaches.

Common symptoms include:

  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Blurry vision
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Muscular tension
  • Aura (dizziness, tinnitus, zigzag lines or blind spots in the visual field)
  • Auditory or visual hallucinations

Some people are sick with their headaches for days, seeking rest and relief in a darkened room.

Did you know?

The American Chiropractic Association says that a full 15 percent of people who experience migraine headaches on a regular basis seek chiropractic care. And, the number is on the upswing because individuals recognize that chiropractic is a safe, minimally invasive and drug-free way to treat ailments stemming from neuromuscular dysfunction. While the exact cause of migraines is unknown, the scientific community recognizes that the nerves and muscles of the body play a significant role in all phases of a migraine.

Finding relief

Experts agree that the best way to treat migraines is to prevent them from happening in the first place. This is where a complete chiropractic exam at The Back Pain Relief Center comes in.

Dr. Keezer will examine your spinal column, looking at for subluxations (misalignments). He'll make adjustments as necessary, focusing on improving conduction of nerve impulses, increasing circulation and function, relieving muscular tension and more. Dr. Keezer strives to increase his patients' ability to heal themselves and to stay healthy.

Also, your chiropractor in Everett will discuss your medical and medication history, your symptoms and your concerns regarding your headaches. Your unique care plan likely will include a routine schedule of adjustments, relaxation techniques and improvement of your posture. Dr. Keezer may provide some nutritional counseling as well.

Don't suffer

You can control your migraines. Why not contact The Back Pain Relief Center in Everett today for a personal consultation with your chiropractor? Call (425) 259-3700.