If you get a lot of migraines, then you likely know exactly what’s happening when they come on: the lines or spots in front of your eyes, gastrointestinal upsets, irritability, and then of course the actual migraine pain. We see a lot of migraine sufferers come through our doors as a Gahanna chiropractor. Today we’re going to talk about how we can help you with your migraines.

Firstly, it’s important that you know that while the causes of migraines aren’t fully understood, there are two different theories as to what causes them:

  • Vascular Theory: This theory ascertains that initial vasoconstriction of your arterioles causes you to feel symptoms of an upcoming migraine in advance. The lack of oxygen to the arteries cause them to dialate, leading to pain that gets worse and worse.
  • Nervous System Theory: This theory suggests that rapid changes in the activity of your nerve cells in your brain can cause migraines.

How will we assess you and your migraines at Progressive Health & Rehab? Firstly, we’ll want to conduct an extensive background history on you while also performing a thorough physical exam. As far as treatment is concerned, once we assess what could be the underlying cause of your headaches, we’ll develop a strategy. This can include various adjustments to correct identified issues and reduce your headaches. We may also suggest stretches, exercises, stress management techniques, soft tissue therapy, and identifying and managing migraine triggers.

If you’re suffering from migraines and would like to find out if your Gahanna chiropractor can help you, please give us a call today to set up an appointment!