What are Migraines?

A migraine is a painful, recurring type of severe headache that can cause a number of debilitating symptoms to anyone who is affected. The pain caused by migraines can last for hours or even several days.

According to the American Migraine Association, 12% of all Americans (more than 36 million people) are affected by reoccurring migraines.

Symptoms

Migraines come with several painful and difficult symptoms that can range anywhere from moderately inconvenient to completely disruptive. Some of the most common migraine symptoms include:

  • Painful headaches, often on one side of the head
  • Throbbing
  • Pulsing
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Nausea
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue

What Causes Migraines?

Certain genetic factors have been shown to impact a person’s likelihood to get migraines. Women and people with other medical conditions (such as anxiety, depression, sleep disorders and epilepsy) are more likely to develop migraines than other populations, although anybody can be affected.

Other physical and lifestyle factors have also been shown to act as potential migraine triggers, including:

  • Stress & anxiety
  • Hormonal changes
  • Bright & flashing lights
  • Tobacco use
  • Drug & alcohol use
  • Caffeine or caffeine withdrawal
  • Medications
  • Sleep issues
  • Loud noises
  • Certain foods & food additives
  • Weather changes
  • Overexertion

How Can Reinhardt Chiropractic in Denver Help with Migraines?

Dr. Reinhardt can deliver safe, non-invasive adjustments to help ease the pain and frequency of your migraines, without the use of harsh or addictive drugs.

Chiropractic adjustments in particular can help reduce misalignments in the spine and improve the body’s overall nervous system function. Adjustments help reduce general inflammation in the body, which can play a role in triggering a migraine.

Additional therapies can also help improve stress and lifestyle factors that may be serving as migraine triggers.

Some of the benefits our migraine patients have reported seeing after care include:

  • Decreased pain
  • Decreased frequency
  • Decreased intensity
  • Reduced disabling symptoms
  • Reduced stress
  • Increased sense of well-being

Treatments

Explore some of the services below to see what treatments we offer to help ease the symptoms of your headaches and migraines.