Do you get chronic migraines? While different people can have different triggers, your migraines could be caused by stress and muscle tension in the neck, or from nerve compression due to a maladjusted cervical spine. Studies show that people with chronic migraines are extremely likely to have neck pain as well. Treating the neck could turn out to be better for your chronic migraines than medications.
At Premier Health Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Dallas, Texas, Dr. H. Khayal, DC, offers noninvasive treatments for chronic migraines and other types of headaches, backed by modern imaging to ensure exactly the right treatment is offered to address your problem. Treatment starts with identifying the root cause of your head pain.
Is your migraine really a migraine?
If you have headaches that come on suddenly, focus around one or both eyes, cause sensitivity to light, sound, and vibration, and cause nausea, you could be having migraines. Or, you could be having what are known as cervicogenic headaches (CH). The two types of headaches mimic each other and can be difficult to diagnose properly without imaging.
If you notice headaches often start in your neck, with either pain or stiffness, then the pain moves to your head, it’s quite possible that you have CH. These types of headaches are caused by a whiplash injury, a prolapsed disc in the neck, or osteoarthritis of the cervical spine. Dr. Khayal does in-office diagnostics to determine the cause of your headaches, and whether they are migraines or CH.
Chiropractic treatment for migraines and CH
If you have migraines caused by stress or muscle tension, chiropractic treatment can help relieve pressure and reduce the tension that’s held in the neck and shoulders. You might need regular adjustments to prevent migraines from recurring.
If you have CH, you may need chiropractic spinal manipulation. This is a gentle, effective technique that can help realign the upper spine where it extends into your neck, relieving pressure points and giving you relief from pain.
Advantages of chiropractic care over migraine medications
Chiropractic care addresses the root cause of your headache, meaning you can stop masking symptoms with pain medication. Dr. Khayal’s chiropractic techniques can offer long-term relief, and also serve as a preventative treatment to help reduce the number of migraines you have.
If your chronic headaches are keeping you from living your best life, consider having Dr. Khayal, trained chiropractic specialist, diagnose and treat your problem. Call our office at 972-713-9355 to book an appointment today.