In my experience I have identified three types of migraine headaches.
1. One source of migraine headaches is muscle tension. Muscle tension is from stress. As we become stressful, our muscles start to contract and become more and more congested with fluid. As tension mounts, the vertebrae of the neck are pulled out of place because of tightening of the muscles, resulting in inflammation. This inflammation puts pressure on the nerves in the neck, some of which go into the head. This can result in a headache. Normally this is as far as it goes, but sometimes the tension and pressure is so great that a migraine is initiated. This type of migraine responds very well to chiropractic spinal adjustments. Relief can be a soon as after two or three adjustments.
2. Another source of migraine is that which results from visceral (organ) dysfunction. In this case an organ such as the liver or the pancreas in under stress and does not work as it should. The body responds to this my having a migraine. I have an approach to this problem that works very well. Through a set of reflex treatments the organ settles down into its normal operating routine. This treatment is very effective in handling such problems as constipation, heartburn, migraine during a woman’s menstrual cycle, and other acute and chronic conditions.
3. Yet another type of migraine is that which is caused by the blood vessels in the head being too large or too small. I am not sure if any kind of Chiropractic treatment could help this type. One thing is for sure, though. A Chiropractic spinal adjustment is almost always a good idea. It clears the way for proper and correct nerve supply to get from the brain to the other parts of the body.
If you or a person you know has had any sort of trauma to the head, neck, or spine, and now have a migraine, I want you to know that a series of chiropractic adjustments have been seen to totally alleviate that condition. In a nutshell, the trauma has displaced one or more cervical vertebrae in the neck. As long as those vertebrae are out of their correct position or posture, the migraine will remain. When the position of the cervical (neck) vertebrae is corrected, the migraine will “magically” disappear. Of course the “magic” is the chiropractic spinal adjustment wherein the position of the errant vertebrae is corrected. Please share this information as I have just removed the terrible migraine headache of a 13 year old girl who had a trauma to her upper spine one and a half years ago and has been suffering ever since. She has had six hospitalizations, countless strong drugs and no relief to speak of. Today she awoke without a headache for the first time in a year and a half. This, after six chiropractic spinal adjustments. She is not done with her treatment as her spine needs to get used to its new posture by having additional adjustments.