The pain and unusual symptoms of migraine headaches can keep you from your work, family, and activities. We offer migraine headache treatments for patients in Ocean County to help alleviate your pain and symptoms, as well as reduce how often your migraines occur.
If you find you are suffering from headaches that are severe and recurring, there is a chance you have migraines. Migraines are also defined by several other symptoms, which can include:
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light, sound, and smell
- Numbness or tingling
- Pain on one side of the head
- Throbbing pain
- Feeling lightheaded or dizzy
- Nausea with or without vomiting
- Puffy eyelids
- Difficulty concentrating
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Mood changes
- Food cravings
- Neck pain
Migraine Relief Treatment
Finding effective pain relief treatments for migraines can be a challenge as they often focus on dealing strictly with the pain. However, this does not prevent the other often debilitating symptoms that can keep you from functioning.
We offer a combination of migraine treatments for people living in Toms River, New Jersey, including personalized chiropractic care and physical therapy designed to prevent migraines. We focus on challenges with your body’s alignment that can be causing your headaches.
By gently manipulating your spine, we can alleviate pain. We can also keep your body properly aligned so that your migraines are prevented or significantly reduced in frequency.
Our chiropractic therapy for migraines can include a number of techniques with a focus on manipulating trigger points in your back, shoulder, neck, and head. We have also seen excellent results when using a multidisciplinary approach using a combination of physical therapy exercises in hand with chiropractic care. You will see a reduction in not only the intensity of your migraines but also how often they occur and how long they last.
By correcting neck problems, your pain is reduced or often even eliminated. After improving neck function and correcting other potential contributors such as poor posture, your body can begin the healing process. We will return proper function to your neck and spine so that your headaches are resolved.
What Causes Migraine Headaches?
The causes of migraines are not fully understood, although genetics and environmental factors have been noted as possible contributors. It is believed the pain is caused by changes to the brainstem and how it interacts with certain nerves.
Potential chemical imbalances that disrupt the regulation of pain can also contribute to migraines. Serotonin levels drop when migraine attacks occur, which releases neuropeptides, causing the pain. There are other neurotransmitters involved, including calcitonin gene-related peptide.
There are common triggers that vary from patient to patient, and they can include:
- Too much or too little sleep
- Excessive caffeine
- Hormonal changes in women
- High altitude
- Weather changes
- High humidity
- Loud noises
- Glare or flickering lights
- Computer screens and other digital displays
- Muscle tension in the head, neck, and shoulders
- Certain foods such as sweets, alcohol, and cheese
- Missing meals
- Food additives such as monosodium glutamate, nitrates, and aspartame
- Mild dehydration
The good news is that you can learn to identify your triggers to lessen the chance of migraines, and we will help.
If you are looking for effective and long lasting relief for migraine headaches in Ocean County, Toms River, Lakewood Township, Point Pleasant, Beachwood, or any nearby city in New Jersey, call us today at (732) 244-0222 for a complimentary consultation.