Spinal Correction Chiropractic: Michael Goldstein, DC
Michael Goldstein, DC
Chiropractor located in Ardmore, PA
Migraines are more than severe headaches, and when you experience them, they can be debilitating. That’s why Dr. Michael Goldstein at Spinal Correction Chiropractic in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, specializes in helping people with migraines by correcting issues in the spine and neck that lead to these headaches. Now, instead of treating the headaches when they occur, you can stop them from happening.
What are migraine headaches?
Migraines are severe headaches that come with specific symptoms. These headaches often occur on just one side of the head and may be accompanied by:
- Light and sound sensitivity
- Throbbing pain
- Lightheadedness or fainting
Some individuals may experience migraine warning signs up to 24-48 before the headache. These can include:
- Neck stiffness
- Mood changes
- Increased thirst and urination
- Frequent yawning
- Visual disturbances, including auras
Migraine headaches typically last between four to 72 hours. After the headache subsides, you may experience post-drome where you feel tired, drained, and worn out.
What chiropractic treatments help with migraine headaches?
Although the cause of migraine headaches isn’t fully understood, there are chiropractic treatments proven to help eliminate symptoms of migraine headaches and reduce their frequency.
Spinal manipulation, including spinal realignment, can be an effective treatment for stress headaches and migraines that start in the neck. Other than spinal adjustments, Dr. Goldstein may also counsel you on how you can avoid migraines through lifestyle changes. These can include:
- Changing your diet
- Improving your posture
- Implementing relaxation techniques
- Moving more while sitting at a computer
How are migraine headaches prevented?
While treatment of migraine headaches is important, learning how to avoid them is just as necessary. To find out how to prevent your migraines, you must first learn to recognize your migraine triggers. Migraine triggers include:
- Extreme stimuli, including bright lights, loud noises, and strong smells
- Stress, tension, and anxiety
- Tiredness and lack of sleep
- Hormonal changes, particularly in women
- Skipping meals or dehydration
Certain foods and additives are also known to cause headaches, particularly tyramine, nitrates, and monosodium glutamate (MSG).
Chiropractic services may also help prevent migraines. Spinal realignment and therapeutic massage both naturally relax the body, decreasing the stress hormone cortisol. This approach leads to natural pain reduction and better sleep, both of which can help reduce the frequency of migraine headaches.
If you’re suffering from migraine headaches, it’s time to stop the pain for good. Contact Dr. Goldstein and schedule your initial consultation today.