If you are among the nearly 1 billion worldwide who suffer from migraines, you already know how debilitating they can be. An attack is much more than just a terrible headache. It can come with a number of additional crippling symptoms, including numbness and tingling in the face or extremities, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. While there are a number of effective medications available today, they come with their own set of unpleasant side effects and overuse can lead to more migraines. Fortunately, a few lifestyle changes and a personalized treatment plan from Nystrom Chiropractic Group can help alleviate or eliminate those incapacitating symptoms.

What Causes Migraines?

Studies indicate migraines are the sixth most disabling illness in the world, with over four million patients suffering from at least fifteen episodes a month, but what causes them?

Migraines are triggered by a number of things, including:

Hormones
Stress and anxiety
Diet
Lack of sleep
Environment
Upper cervical issues
Lower and upper back pain

How Your Chiropractor Can Help

Spinal health is the cornerstone of healthy living. When the spinal cord is out of alignment, the nervous system is impaired, which leads to a number of health conditions. Treatment that only addresses your migraine symptoms, but not the underlying cause of your condition will only help you in the short term. The goal of a chiropractor goes beyond pain relief, aiming for wellness that will prevent migraines before they strike.

Lifestyle Changes

To achieve comprehensive wellness, your chiropractor will consider your diet and lifestyle when creating a personalized treatment plan. For some, lack of exercise can lead to irregular sleep patterns, ultimately affecting the strength and duration of their migraines. While for others, improper nutrition could be the link. A chiropractor will work with you and your body to understand and eliminate the cause of your migraines.

Call for an Appointment Today

Are you a migraine sufferer? Do you experience frequent upper cervical, lower, or upper back pain? If so, TAM Chiropractic, is here to help. Call (415) 459-1218 or visit us online to schedule a comprehensive examination.