Chiropractic Treatment in Nanaimo Successfully Targets Headaches

Nanaimo Chiropractor Provides Help for Headaches 

Nanaimo Migraine Headaches:

A migraine headaches are severe recurring head pain that lasts any where between 4 to 72 hours.  It is often described as left or right throbbing head pain.  Pain is often described by the patient as increasing with exertion, and accompanied by symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, sound and touch.  A small percentage of migraine sufferers will also suffer an aura (visual disturbance) just before the start of the headache.  It is estimated by migraine research foundation that approximately 1 billion people worldwide suffer migraines.  This makes it is the third most prevalent illness in the world.

The onset of migraines are commonly associated with the following triggers: hormonal changes, emotional stress, physical stress, chemical stress(foods & medication), and environmental stress. It's suspected that the head pain associated with the migraine is caused by abnormal nervous system activity which causes changes in the blood vessels in the brain.  Some researches think family genetics may play a roll in who suffers migraines and type of triggers.

How do we stop the migraines progression or interrupted the process?  You should try some of the following: immediately take an ibuprofen, drink some caffeine such as coffee and remove triggers.  Caffeine has been shown to work for some but, not all migraine suffers.  It has been shown to help constrict the blood vessels of the brain, but can also be a trigger. It is commonly added to some of the migraine medications for the same reason.  Migraine medication are chemicals used to constrict blood vessels associated with the event.


Natural prevention might include some of the following options: oral magnesium oxide, vitamin E, and B2. Some of the following can help with the inflammation chemicals of the migraine and symptoms associated with menstruation.

 The recommended treatment options for migraine headaches may include: chiropractic, nanaimo acupuncture, and exercise.   The Nanaimo chiropractors can assess, diagnose and manage headaches; however, in some cases referral and co-management may be the most appropriate course of treatment. Canadian Chiropractic Association states that studies have demonstrated that care offered by chiropractors can also decrease the intensity and frequency of migraines.


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