Migraines Treatments in Rapid City, SD
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Migraine headaches are moderate to severe in nature, and they are generally accompanied by a pulsating or throbbing which can last anywhere from a few hours to several days. Typically, migraine headaches begin at the side of the head and quickly spread to both sides. Many times, migraine headaches will be accompanied by nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to sound and light, and will often be characterized by fatigue as well. Some individuals experience migraines with an aura, and these will usually include blind spots, flashes of light, tingling in the hands or the face, and disturbances to your vision.
Migraines with aura are those which recur frequently and happen either at the same time as the sensory disturbances or directly afterward. Unfortunately, headaches are only one of the symptoms that migraine victims undergo. This is because migraines are actually a neurological disease which is impacted by chemicals and which involve nerve pathways.
Changes in brain activity will affect the supply of blood to the brain and surrounding tissues, and this is what actually triggers all the other symptoms associated with migraine headaches. If you experience any of these symptoms on a recurring basis, you should seek Rapid City migraine treatment at the Thrive Chiropractic Center.
Causes of Migraines
Getting to the root of the pain
There are many different triggers which can bring on a migraine episode, and these triggers will vary from one person to the next. It’s very important to identify these triggers, so that they can be avoided and hopefully eliminated. Such triggers fall into a number of different categories including physical, dietary, environmental, emotional, and hormonal sources.
ENVIRONMENTAL MIGRAINE TRIGGERS
- flickering screens
- second-hand smoke
- strong smells
- temperature changes
- stuffy rooms
- loud noises
- bright lights.
PHYSICAL MIGRAINE TRIGGERS
- jet lag
- low blood sugar
- excessive fatigue
- inadequate sleep
- physical overexertion
- tension in the shoulders or in the neck
- bad posture
HORMONE MIGRAINE TRIGGERS
- oral contraceptives, many of which contain estrogen
- estrogen – a number of women undergo migraine symptoms during their menstrual cycles, since that’s when hormonal levels vary greatly
EMOTIONAL MIGRAINE TRIGGERS
DIETARY MIGRAINE TRIGGERS
- citrus fruits
- foods containing tyramine
- irregular mealtimes
- foods containing monosodium glutamate
- foods containing large amounts of nitrates
Treatment for Migraine Headaches
Come for treatment at Thrive Family Chiropractic
In some cases, your chiropractic expert will recommend lifestyle changes to alleviate your migraine symptoms, and such lifestyle changes might include getting regular exercise, drinking lots of water, avoiding food triggers, emotional triggers, and environmental triggers if possible. Corrective care chiropractic can be very effective in treating migraine symptoms, by relieving spinal cord and nerve tension. This is accomplished by making sure the spinal bones are moving properly, and that our spinal structure is in optimal alignment with our posture. When we have bad posture, our spinal structure weakens, and our spinal cord has to fit into a distorted structure. This puts extra stress on the spinal cord and nervous system which affects how our nervous system functions and can impact our whole body health.
Chiropractic treatment is one of the best approaches for achieving long-term remediation of migraine headaches and all the accompanying symptoms. This is why you should contact us at Thrive Family Chiropractic, so we can work with you to identify the primary cause of your migraine headaches. Once we’ve accomplished that, we’ll be able to collaborate with you on a program of treatment which can lessen the severity and the frequency of any migraines you experience to get you back to living your life the way you want to live it.