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How a Chiropractor Can Help With Migraines

At Maximum Wellness Rehab Physical Therapy in Toms River, NJ, we are your first line of defense to address any headaches or migraines you may be experiencing. 

​Statistics show that one quarter of the American households have at least one person who suffers from migraine headaches. This type of severe headache typically will strike adults between the ages of 25- 55, but research shows that as many as 10% of children are affected too.

Besides the pounding head pain that can often stay on just one side, there are a variety of symptoms associated with this condition. Other symptoms can include a visual aura or blurred vision prior to the attack, nausea, sensitivity to light and to sound. Even the people who don’t experience the visual precursors often have a recognizable sensation of an impending migraine. 

The general consensus is that migraines are caused by constricting and dilating blood vessels in the brain. However, the cause of this phenomenon is unclear. Changing theories on the cause has led to several types of medication aimed at treatment or prevention. These medications, as well as the diagnostic testing, has shown that migraine sufferers spend more than double the amount on prescriptions and can have six times as many diagnostic tests than non-migraine sufferers.

Of course, it is important to have thorough testing performed to rule out any major neurological, vascular or systemic cause. However, many migraine patients have run the gambit of doctors, tests and medication with no lasting benefit. This can lead to frustration with medication side-effects and an eventual search for a more natural treatment.

Migraine treatment in Toms River utilizes natural chiropractic treatment that helps the body to heal without adding anything that is not already there. Chiropractic manipulation has been shown to give immediate benefit for headaches in two major studies. The identification of certain triggers can also be helpful in determining likelihood of another migraine. Your Toms River Chiropractor can help you consider things like strong smells, stress, fluttering light sources, lack of sleep or certain foods that can trigger a migraine attack.

Manipulation of misaligned joints can also help decrease stress on the nervous system. Incorrect alignment in the neck and upper back can impair blood flow to the brain and add stress to an already overburdened nervous system, this increased stress often shows up as a headache. When you visit a Toms River Chiropractor we will first do a thorough evaluation to ensure you have a chiropractic problem. Once you are evaluated, we can design a treatment program to best help you. Migraine treatment in Toms River doesn’t stop with alignment, we are trained to educate you on lifestyle changes to keep you healthy. This may include advice or coaching on specific exercises, stretches, dietary changes or other therapies that can help keep your stress levels down and keep your body working at its best for years to come.

If you are suffering from headaches or migrianes, call Maximum Wellness Rehabilitation in Toms River today!
(732) 818-1999 or click here
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