Migraine headaches afflict many people. Migraine symptoms include severe pain on one side of the head that can last for days and can include nausea and sensitivity to light. While many treatments address the symptoms, chiropractors view addresses the cause of the pain.
Chiropractors view migraines as caused by pressure on nerve endings in the head resulting from a chemical imbalance in the brain. Since the brain controls the entire body’s function by communication through the nervous system, any interference to this communication effects the body. If any spinal bones, which protect the nerves, get misaligned, there is a negative effect on the body’s systems. Muscles attached to spinal bones overreact and become spastic and irritated because the nerves stretch and become traumatized. Headache pain can easily result from these imbalances.
By making sure the vertebrae are moving correctly, the muscles that support the head are relieved of stress and spasms. The pain is diminished as the structure of the spinal bones of the neck is improved.