At Dixie Injury & Rehab, we have shared the benefits of chiropractic care with residents of Shively, KY, and Dixie, KY for many years. Many of our patients visit us for the first time looking for relief from headaches and migraines. Read on to learn more about what causes migraines and what we do to treat them.
What are Migraines?
Many different types of migraines have different symptoms. However, almost all types of migraine feature headaches, often on one side of the head only. The word “migraine” is from the French, which itself derives from the Latin word “hemicrania”, which in turn derived from the Greek word “hemicrania”, which means “half a head.”
Migraines Usually Don’t Go Away by Themselves
There’s a lot of argument as to whether migraines should be classified as a disease. Migraines make a huge impact on the lives of migraineurs, or people who suffer from migraines. Migraineurs never know what big event they have to cancel because of their migraines. Although there is a lot about migraines we don’t know, we do know that they do not go away on their own.
Chiropractic Care for Migraines
Perhaps the only good news about migraines is that they can be managed so you have fewer and less intense migraines. A chiropractor can be your best ally in the fight against migraines. Our chiropractor will look at many aspects of your life to see what you are eating, how you are living, how you handle stress, how your body currently functions, all of which impact your migraines.
Different Types of Therapies
After a consultation and examination, our chiropractor will offer many choices of therapies or combinations of therapies to best help your unique health situation. These can include:
- Spinal Manipulation: If your spine is not aligned, other parts of your body are also out of place. This can lead to nerve compression, sending nerve signals to the brain. Spinal manipulation may also help you sleep better.
- Posture Correction: After your spine is aligned, you want to keep it that way. Posture correction not only helps your spine but also helps your nerves function better.
- Home Exercises: Corrective exercises will strengthen your body, improving the benefits of chiropractic care.
- Keeping a Journal of Migraine Attacks: This can help identify any items like foods, beverages, or smells that trigger migraine attacks.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor in Louisville, KY
If you are looking for relief from headaches and migraines in Shively, KY, or Dixie, KY, contact Dixie Injury & Rehab today. Call us at (502)-447-9554 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.