1. Headaches and migraines often are the result of pinched nerves from a skeletal misalignment. Chiropractors can adjust the spine and release the pinched nerve to stimulate proper healing.
  2. Many patients attribute stress as the leading cause of migraines. Chiropractors can relieve stress, through adjustments, which can reduce occurrences. Fewer migraines also require less medication.
  3. Many patients simply take a pain reliever when suffering from a headache. Drugs only numb your nervous system, so the pain doesn’t register. Routine chiropractic adjustments are a good preventive treatment for headaches and migraines.
  4. Headache and migraine triggers may include foods, environmental stimuli (noises and lights), and/or behaviors (insomnia, excessive exercise, blood sugar changes, etc.) Chiropractors can provide nutritional counseling.
  5. Chiropractors also can suggest alternative treatments (e.g. ice, heat, or massage) to help alleviate the immediate pain of the headache or migraine.