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Migraines and Chiropractic Care

Migraines and Chiropractic Care

Migraines are recurring head pain due to changes in the vasculature and the brain. Migraine headaches are one of the most common reasons patients present with.

Types of Migraines:

1) Migraine without aura, which are 80% of migraines

2) Migraine with aura, account for 20% of migraines

Symptoms:

  • Moderate to severe throbbing pain
  • Located on the one side of the head
  • Pain lasts for several hours to entire day
  • Can be accompanied with nausea, vomiting, and visual disturbances

Treatment and Goals:

  • Reduce pain
  • Minimize triggers
  • Neck mobilizations are known to be effective in reducing symptoms of migraines

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