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Ask Dr. Humam: Can chiropractic care help with migraine headaches?

By December 11, 2023January 31st, 2024No Comments3 min read

Migraines can be a very debilitating condition. Caring for yourself, let alone a family, and trying to work at the same time can be tough when all you want to do is hide in a dark, quiet room and hope that the will migraine go away.

I know that feeling, I have suffered from severe migraines for a long time. The pain had gotten really bad to the point where half of my vision would go dark in my right eye. I would also see spots in the corner of my eye, my head felt heavy, and it was painful to move my eye to the right. When I had migraines, I popped strong ibuprofen and went to sleep, because being in a dark room, balled-up in a fetal position was the only way for me to ease the pain. Unfortunately, the medications I took did not solve the problem. They only covered up the symptoms and the migraines kept coming back repeatedly.

When I started Chiropractic school, for the first time, I had x-rays taken of my spine and found that my Alar Ligament was damaged – this is the ligament that holds the second cervical vertebra in place and connects it to my skull – putting pressure on my spinal cord. After getting my first adjustment, I felt like a weight was lifted off my neck and shoulders. I felt like I was alive again with more energy than I ever had. I started getting adjusted regularly and I have not had a single episode ever since. And, I feel healthier, because I do not have to take those medications anymore.

In 2019, a systematic review was published that looked at all the clinical trials that had investigated whether chiropractic care can help people with migraines. What they found was when all of research is combined, people with migraines who saw a chiropractor had fewer days with migraines each month. They also experienced less migraine pain in general. That means that chiropractic care really does seem to help some people who suffer from migraines.

If you suffer from migraines, or you know someone who does, I’d encourage you to consider chiropractic care. Migraines don’t have to be a life sentence. A simple whole-health consultation could help you discover a lasting solution to being migraine pain free.

If you’d be interested in scheduling an evaluation, please give us a call at 515-309-3791 or book an appointment online.

Also, be sure to check out Dr. Kevin Miller’s video featuring at-home exercises for migraine and headache pain relief. WATCH VIDEO

*Published in the Tri Corner Express January 2022

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