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Experienced Chiropractor Helps Resolve Migraines in The Hague !

How Chiropractic Can Help Prevent Migraine Headaches

I practice in Den Haag, NL. For over 25 years, I've helped many people with migraine headaches overcome or greatly reduce them. ...and the best part is, we've done it naturally. Without medication, injections, botox or surgery. I've discovered that most migraine headaches are the result of a very specific upper cervical misalignment that puts pressure on the brainstem, nerves and vertebral arteries. The only way to correct it is with a very gentle, very safe, very specific procedure. This isn't the case for "everyone", but those that have this problem are getting their life back once we correct this underlying problem

Migraines affects an estimated 38 million people, including children, in the United States alone. Worldwide, that total jumps to 1 billion. In fact, migraine ranks number three among prevalent illnesses in the world and number six among disabling illnesses. More than 90% of people who suffer from migraines are not able to function normally or work during an attack.

A migraine attack is often debilitating and extremely painful. It is also very difficult to stop once it starts. The best treatment for migraines is preventing them from every occurring. There are several methods that work for some people, but chiropractic is a popular that many people have found to help them be migraine free.

Migraine Symptoms

A severe headache is the first thing people think of regarding migraines, but there are other symptoms which include:

Pain located on one or both sides of the head

Photophobia (sensitivity to light)

Blurred vision or other visual disturbances

Pain that is pulsing or throbbing

Lightheaded and possibly fainting

Hypersensitivity to smell, taste, or touch

Loss of motor function or in more severe cases, partial paralysis

(such as with hemiplegic migraine)

Some migraineurs experience auras prior to an attack, usually around 20 to 60 minutes. This can give the patient time to take certain measures to stop the attack or minimize it. However, it is still a good course of action to incorporate certain activities into your lifestyle that can prevent migraines.

Causes of Migraines

Doctors don’t know the exact causes of migraines, but research does indicate that there are certain triggers that can initiate an attack. Some of the more common migraine triggers include:

Foods : Processed foods, salty foods, aged cheeses, and chocolate.

Beverages , Coffee and other caffeinated drinks as well as alcohol (particularly wine)

Hormonal changes - Occurs mainly in women, usually during menopause, menstruation, and pregnancy.

Food additives : Monosodium glutamate (MSG) and aspartame as well as certain dyes.

Stress : Environmental, stress at home or work, or illness that puts stress on the body.

Sleep problems : Getting too much sleep or not getting enough sleep.

Sensory stimuli : Sun glare and bright lights, strong smells like secondhand smoke and perfume, and certain tactile stimulation.

Medication : Vasodilators (nitroglycerin) and oral contraceptives.

Physical exertion : Intense exercise or other physical exertion.

Jet lag

Weather changes

Skipping meals

Change in barometric pressure

Some research also shows a possible serotonin component. During a migraine attack, serotonin levels drop. Serotonin is integral to regulating pain in the nervous system.

Chiropractic for Migraines

A chiropractor will use a variety of techniques when treating migraines. Adjustments are one of one of the most common methods, usually focusing on the cervical spine. By bringing the body into balance, it can relieve the pain and prevent future migraines. They may also recommend vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements as well as lifestyle changes which usually involved eliminating triggers.

One migraine study found that 72% of sufferers benefitted from chiropractic treatment with either noticeable or substantial improvement. This is proof that chiropractic is an effective treatment for relieving pain and preventing migraines.

Gewoon Chiropractie is conveniently located just on the border of Den Haag and Scheveningen and is 20 minutes away from Den Haag Centraal train station by Tram 1 .Through a vitalistic approach to chiropractic, we view each patient as a whole, rather than as a single symptom to be treated. We know that chiropractic is so much more than back pain, neck pain and headaches. There are multiple techniques we use to detect, find and correct nerve impingements, that we call subluxations. We believe chiropractic care is a lifestyle & recommend regular spinal checks for you and your whole family. Give us a call! 070 204 41 34

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