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Individuals suffering from headaches and migraine attacks struggle to perform daily activities and live in constant fear of potential triggers. Pain medications only go so far before your body develops a tolerance, making them useless. Marin Regenerative Health offers chiropractic care as the most effective and practical solution to the root cause of headaches and migraines.

Relief Without Pain Medications

Individuals suffering from migraines often describe the experience as a pounding and throbbing pain, sometimes accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light or sound. Migraine attacks can often be debilitating, preventing you from performing daily activities. We believe medications are a weak solution to migraines because they don’t work in the long run and can lead to unwanted side effects. Instead, we offer chiropractic care to address the underlying imbalances responsible for your headaches.

Triggers for Headaches & Migraines:

  • Fluctuating hormones
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Emotional stress
  • Bright and flashing lights
  • Loud sounds
  • Strong smells
  • Insufficient sleep
  • Physical exertion
  • Sexual activity
  • Change in barometric pressure
  • Change in weather
  • Certain medications
  • Processed foods
  • Certain food additives

What Causes Migraines?

Migraine headaches are a common type of headache that can cause intense pain, throbbing, and pulsing. Many people who suffer from migraines also experience nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines can last for hours or even days and can be so debilitating that they interfere with work, school, and other activities.

While the exact cause of migraines is unknown, there are some theories about their triggers. Experts believe that migraines are caused by genetic and environmental factors. If you have a family history of migraines, you may be more likely to experience them yourself. Certain lifestyle choices or environmental factors may also trigger a migraine.

Chiropractic Care for Headaches

Chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-invasive way to treat headaches and migraines. Your nervous system is the center of your body’s communication network. It controls everything from your heartbeat to your breathing. And your spine is the core of your nervous system. When your spine is out of alignment, it can pressure your nervous system, leading to headaches and migraines. Chiropractors align your spine and relieve the pressure on your nervous system, which can alleviate headaches and migraines.

When you visit our medical center for your headaches, our chiropractor will perform a thorough exam to determine the root cause of your pain. They will assess underlying musculoskeletal issues that may be responsible for your migraine headaches and determine the possible triggers for your headaches. Once the cause is determined, the chiropractor will develop a treatment plan to address the issue, which may include a series of manipulations and spinal adjustments. Chiropractic care can also relieve tension and stress, the leading triggers for headaches and migraines.

Advantages of Chiropractic Care:

  • Drug-free treatment for headaches
  • No side effects or complications
  • Safe and natural solution
  • Addresses the root cause of headaches
  • Improves spinal alignment

Headache & Migraine Treatment FAQs

How do migraines start?

Migraines typically start as a dull ache that gradually gets worse. The pain is often on one side of the head, and it can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Some people experience an “aura” before a migraine, which can include visual disturbances like flashing lights. An aura can occur up to an hour before the actual pain of the migraine begins and can last for 20-60 minutes.

Can chiropractic treatment help with migraines or severe headaches?

Migraines and severe headaches can be debilitating, preventing sufferers from leading normal lives. Chiropractic treatment can provide relief from these symptoms. A chiropractor will use manipulative techniques to realign the spine and relieve pressure on the nerves. This can reduce the intensity of migraines and headaches. Furthermore, chiropractors can alleviate tension and stress, two major triggers for migraines.

Is there a quick fix for bad headaches?

If the cause can be traced to a physical source, such as an out-of-place joint connection, chronic muscle swelling, or a bodily injury that hasn’t healed, immediate treatment for that causal factor can help the headaches decrease or go away entirely. However, unlike profound headache relief, migraines often don’t have direct causes. Some can be genetically inherited, while others trigger due to smells or life changes, such as puberty or menopause.

Are there risks associated with chiropractic care for headaches?

Chiropractic treatments can occasionally lead to increased pain, discomfort in the muscles, bones, tendons, or ligaments, and tingling and numbness in the upper arms. These side effects go away within 24 hours of treatment and are far less hazardous to our health than most drugs prescribed by traditional medical doctors.

What types of headaches can a chiropractor treat?

Chiropractic treatments can help with most headaches, but they’re especially helpful for patients with migraines, cervicogenic headaches, and tension headaches. These headaches can be treated using spinal manipulation, soft tissue therapy, and stress management guidance.

Schedule an Appointment

Marin Regenerative Health is an integrated regenerative clinic specializing in non-surgical and non-opioid treatments for chronic pain and headaches. We believe traditional medicine gets a lot wrong when addressing chronic conditions, such as migraines. We don’t expect you to rely on medications to simply get through life. Instead, we offer chiropractic treatments and regenerative solutions to help you achieve pain relief without drugs. Please schedule an appointment to explore your headache and migraine treatment options in Novato, CA.

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