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Chiropractic Treatment for Migraine

Chiropractic Treatment for Migraine

Recurring migraine headaches are a common medical problem. Chronic migraine trouble affects the quality of life and reduces the performance level of an individual. Despite being a prevalent disorder, experts claim migraine is underdiagnosed and undertreated. Migraine is more than just a headache. During a migraine attack, the blood vessels in the head expand, causing inflammation. Usually, the patient suffers nausea, vomiting, visual disturbance, and sensitivity to sound and light.

People with migraines can seek the help of a chiropractor to get relief from excruciating headaches. Some studies prove routine chiropractic care could help relieve or manage pain with less medication. There are very few chiropractic clinics in Dubai for migraine pain. 7DMC is one of the best medical centers for all kinds of chiropractic treatments in Dubai.

What is a Migraine headache?

Migraine is a neurovascular disorder characterized by frequent and pulsating headaches, moderating from light to severe. It usually appears on one side of the head. A migraine attack typically stays from 2-4 hours, but it may go up to 12 hours in severe cases. According to WHO, almost half of the world population is affected by headaches, of which one-third of the adult cases have migraines.

Apart from excruciating headaches, some patients have reported additional symptoms. Musculoskeletal issues like neck stiffness, shoulder muscle tension, and jaw function problems are some of the common symptoms. Many medicines used to treat migraines and manage pain have disabling side effects. That is why many patients prefer to find alternative treatment options for migraines.

How can a chiropractor help?

Chiropractic treatment is known for its ability to treat lots of musculoskeletal problems. Many patients have found relief through chiropractic treatments and avoid risky surgeries. Chiropractors use a combination of spinal manipulations, massage, active and passive exercises to treat their patients.

The treatment is now gaining ground for effective relief from migraines. A limited number of studies claim that chiropractic treatment has proven to be extremely beneficial in cervicogenic headaches, migraines, and tension headaches. Each headache responds differently to chiropractic treatment.

Chiropractic care is truly a great way to manage pains arising due to migraines and tension headaches. Getting addicted to pain medication is another disastrous side effect of migraines. Chiropractic treatment offers migraine patients a non-invasive and non-addictive way to manage their pain. Below are some of the main benefits of chiropractic care for migraine patients:

  • Reduce pain and discomfort
  • Relief from stress and tension
  • Decrease inflammation in the muscles
  • Increase physical function and performance

All chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restrictions or misalignment in the spine and other joints. The manipulation reduces inflammation and improves muscle function and the nervous system. The increase in overall mobility and improved nervous system enhance your ability to manage pain caused by migraines.

Many experts in pain management suggest that only a handful of studies support the benefit of chiropractic care. However, most of them lean towards the chiropractic solution as it offers lots of benefits with none or very few side effects.

Migraine and Chiropractor Dubai

Chiropractic therapy for migraine

Neuromuscular massage: The treatment focuses on trigger points in the back, shoulder, neck, and head. The focused massage on these trigger points helps to relax muscles, improve blood flow, relieve stress. The process release pressure from the compressed nerves that send pain signals to the brain. Several patients claim their symptoms have considerably reduced after the neuromuscular massage.

Multidisciplinary care intervention: As the name suggests, this approach combines several techniques to find a holistic cure for migraine pain. Your chiropractor may combine physical exercises (active and passive), stress management, relaxation techniques, and dietary changes. After this holistic approach, several patients have experienced a reduction in frequency, duration, and intensity of pain. The approach works on your overall wellbeing; thus, you feel more energized and active.

Low-load craniocervical mobilization: The approach involves applying gentler force in comparison to spinal manipulation. The chiropractor applies mild pressure on the joints of the neck by the rhythmic movement of the cervical segments.

Integration of neurological care and chiropractic treatment: A well-coordinated care plan designed by the efforts of neurologists and chiropractors has a higher chance of being successful. While neurology alone can not help with your migraine pain, neither can chiropractic care. The multicausal nature of migraine makes it necessary to combine the best practices and provide the patient with the optimum level of treatment.

Chiropractic care for tension headaches: Just like migraines, episodic headaches are also very common and bothersome. However, both have different causes. Chronic episodic tension headaches arise due to prolonged tension in the neck, shoulder, or head. The chiropractic treatment that includes manipulation, traction, and massage can help reduce the pain and help in reducing the frequency of pain.

Lifestyle changes to prevent migraine: Our doctors believe the treatment of migraines is a multifaceted approach. Along with neurological care and chiropractic intervention, you need to control the triggers of migraines. Some of the most common causes or triggers of a migraine attack are:

  • Stress
  • Long hours of gazing at the screen
  • Certain foods
  • Environmental factors such as noise and light
  • Lack of proper sleep

To ward off these causes, you need to bring discipline to your lifestyle. Begin with making small changes that eventually become good habits. Overall, lifestyle tweaks coupled with our efficient chiropractic care can help ward off chronic migraine pain.

Why 7DMC?

We provide a comprehensive range of chiropractic treatments performed by our licensed practitioners and doctors. Our head of the chiropractic department Dr. Tarek Alameddine has studied chiropractic care in the USA and has several years of experience in treating hundreds of patients. According to him, a well-aligned back, free of restrictions, is the key to a healthy and active lifestyle. Under his guidance, our team of chiropractors provides quality treatment to our patients by combining modern and traditional methods.

A combination of therapies is the only way to manage and reduce migraine pain. We focus on a well-coordinated holistic approach that works on your overall wellbeing and health. We also provide pediatric chiropractic treatment. If migraine pain is restricting your day-to-day life, make an appointment with our chiropractor clinic in Dubai. Let our experts evaluate the intensity of your migraine problem and designed a customized treatment plan. We expect you to have some patience and commitment to seek positive results.


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