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Migraine Headaches

There are an estimated 4% of adults living with migraine headaches more than 15 days out of the month. That’s a lot of chronic pain. Unfortunately, chronic headaches and migraines are likely to continue, if they’re left untreated. Seeking proper chiropractic care is vital if you want relief.

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What is the difference between a headache and a migraine?

The most common type of headache is a tension headache. These are mild to moderate in nature, and come and go, sometimes chronically.

Migraine Relief Boca Raton, FLA migraine is a type of headache usually accompanied by other symptoms, including:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Light sensitivity

Migraines are characterized by their throbbing and pounding pain, which can last up to 3 days at a time. They typically occur 1-4 times a month, and can seriously hinder a person’s quality of life.

Other types of headaches include:

  • Sinus headaches
  • Cluster headaches
  • Mixed headache syndrome
  • Acute headaches
  • Hormone headaches

What causes headaches?

During a headache, certain nerves inside of blood vessels and muscles switch on, sending pain signals to your brain. However, it isn’t clear why this happens.

It’s common to experience chronic headaches if you:

  • Are ill
  • Have chronic stress
  • Are in an unhealthy environment, such as one with household chemicals

Some doctors believe these triggers cause the nerves to turn on in the brain, causing pain. You may have a higher chance of having chronic migraines if they run in your family. 90% of children and teens who suffer from migraines have a family member who also gets them. There’s a 70% chance that a child will have migraines if both of their parents have them.

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How are Migraines and Headaches treated?

Dr. Schrier will start by doing a physical examination and collecting your medical history. He may order a CT scan or MRI, to see if there’s a problem inside of the brain causing the headaches, depending on what he learns.

Because your body is a complex system, Dr. Schrier may realign your musculoskeletal system. These chiropractic adjustments can help to alleviate stress, which can make you less likely to get headaches. Dr. Schrier may also make dietary suggestions, which can help your body relax more easily.

Have you already tried chiropractic adjustments for your neck with little to no results? If so, Dr. Schrier offers a unique chiropractic treatment called NUCCA. This option is highly successful for neck injuries.

If you suffer from migraine headaches in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach or any city in Palm Beach County, call us today at (561) 445-2648 to schedule a free consultation.