Biomechanical Migraine Treatment Can Provide the Relief You’ve Been Looking For

Biomechanical Migraine Treatment, root medical

Nearly everyone has a headache at some point, but migraine is different. It’s a neurological disorder and can be debilitating. If you have migraine, you understand the impact it can have on your life.

It’s estimated that as many as 35 million people in the U.S. suffer from migraines. Women tend to have migraines more often than men, but a significant number of men do experience migraines.

Chiropractic adjustment

Migraine is notoriously difficult to treat, but many people are finding relief with biomechanical treatment. Biomechanics refers to the way your body moves. Chiropractic treatment is a form of biomechanical treatment.

There have been many studies investigating chiropractic spinal manipulation as a treatment for migraine. In one of them, researchers considered the use of a chiropractic approach that uses both static and dynamic techniques to treat migraine. The method was found to be a potentially effective treatment for migraine, with few risks.

Chiropractic adjustments keep your body in proper alignment, which reduces the stresses on your overall system. For example, adjustments relieve pressure on your nerves and reduce muscle tension, both of which could potentially contribute to migraine pain.

Strengthening exercises

Exercise in general can be helpful in limiting the number of migraine attacks you experience, although if physical exertion is a migraine trigger for you, you’ll want to develop a safe plan. Our staff at Root Medical is happy to help you find ways to exercise that won’t result in migraine pain.

Exercises to strengthen the muscles of your neck may help you avoid migraine attacks. Some evidence suggests there’s a relationship between neck stiffness and pain and migraine attacks triggered by hormonal changes.

Improving your neck strength may also help improve your posture, which may decrease the number of migraines you have. The extra tension that poor posture creates in your muscles can lead to migraine, so the combination of stronger neck muscles and better posture may lead to fewer migraines.

Nerve stimulation

A particular nerve, the trigeminal nerve, is involved in migraine attacks. Stimulating the trigeminal nerve can help prevent migraines. The Food and Drug Administration has approved this treatment, and several studies have demonstrated promising results.

The risks of any adverse events associated with electrical nerve stimulation are rare, and mild to moderate. In nearly all cases, any discomfort subsides when the intensity of the stimulation is decreased. Our staff is extremely attentive to your comfort levels, and they maintain communication at all times during every treatment to make sure you’re at ease.

A different approach to nerve stimulation is focused ultrasound therapy. This treatment uses light energy to treat the nerves involved in migraine attacks. It has no side effects and doesn’t damage any of the tissue surrounding the targeted nerves.

These are just a few of the migraine treatments available at Root Medical. Since migraine symptoms can vary so much among individuals, your treatment must be tailored specifically to you. Our staff excels at creating individualized, effective treatment plans.

If you’d like to explore the benefits of biomechanical migraine treatment, book your appointment at Root Medical online or by phone today.

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