Can Chiropractic Help Migraines?
If you have ever had a migraine before, this picture may look familiar. Migraines affect 38 million people in the U.S. alone, which is almost 1 person in 6. As one of the unlucky ‘one-in-sixers’, I can confidently say that migraines not only feel like someone drilling into your skull, but they can negatively affect every aspect of your life! I used to have chronic migraines accompanied by nausea and vomiting that would reliably turn up every 3 to 4 weeks. When they happened, they would entirely take me out of commission for a whole day or two, and absolutely nothing would give me relief! I tried every prescription, over the counter medication, and homeopathic remedy to no avail. I’d wind up confined to a quiet and dark bathroom curled up in a ball, just wishing for the pain to finally end.
Despite how absolutely miserable it is to have a migraine, the biggest impact of it was the constant worry that a wild migraine would appear and I’d have to put my entire life on pause. The problem is, life has a tendency to keep moving, whether you’re there to participate or not! During those years of my life, the migraine fear ruled. And it affected my feeling of freedom to do anything and everything—because what if I suddenly had a migraine?
I started going to a chiropractor for the commonly known reasons, for neck and low back pain, which completely went away with care. That was awesome, but the craziest thing that happened was that my migraines started to spring up less and less. Suddenly, with this one seemly minor lifestyle change, I was getting my entire life back! Under weekly chiropractic care, I can happily say my last migraine was over 3 years ago—and it was minor. In my practice and in many other chiropractic practices I see chronic migraine sufferer’s lives change for the better all the time! So, while this was my personal experience, I know that chiropractic has amazing and reproducible results when it comes to helping migraine sufferers. So, if you, or a loved one are one of my fellow ‘one-in-sixers’ and are wondering if chiropractic can help, give it a try and you might just have life-changing results!
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