Migraine Services from
Your Clarksville and Erin, TN Chiropractors
Almost everyone experiences a headache now and then. However, those who suffer from migraines know that these headaches can disrupt daily routines. Fortunately, our chiropractor offers natural treatment options that avoid medication for migraine patients who visit our Clarksville or Erin French Family Chiropractic locations.
What Are Migraines?
Migraines are intense, throbbing headaches that can linger from just several hours to a few days. About 75 percent of sufferers are women. Most patients experience their initial attack prior to turning 30.
Migraine sufferers often mention a family history of these headaches. Some of them have migraine attacks a few times every month, while others experience them less often than once a year. For some patients, attacks happen less frequently and feel less severe as they get older.
A migraine occurs when blood vessels in the brain constrict, then dilate. During constriction, blood flow decreases. When vessels dilate, blood pressure in the head quickly soars, launching headache pain.
Healthcare providers know that a number of factors are triggers for this process. The most common include:
- Certain foods, especially those high in tyramine
- Changes in a sleep pattern
- Strong scents
- Flickering lights
- Weather changes
- Changes in female hormones
Although some migraine headaches progress through four stages, many do not. The hallmark of a full-blown migraine is throbbing head pain. These are also typical symptoms:
- Auras that appear as flashing light or wavy vision
- Sensitivity to odors, touch, light, and/or sounds
- Blurry vision
- Feeling lightheaded and possibly fainting
Many migraine patients remain undiagnosed and untreated despite their complaints. Individuals who regularly experience migraine symptoms should keep a diary of each attack.
Migraine Treatment Options
Spinal manipulation, also called adjustment, is a primary treatment that chiropractors offer and is effective in helping many migraine sufferers. This therapy involves identifying and correcting any spinal misalignment.
Our doctor develops a treatment plan for each migraine patient. An important component of reducing the frequency of attacks is a detailed examination of factors that could be possible triggers and offering lifestyle advice on how to eliminate or avoid them.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Clarksville and Erin Chiropractor
Our chiropractor, Dr. French, treats a wide range of disorders that cause pain or another discomfort. Whether you suffer from migraines or need relief from conditions resulting from stress or a personal injury, we can help. Be sure to call our French Family Chiropractic practice to schedule an appointment at our Clarksville office (931-919-2869) or Erin location (931-289-5800). We will be happy to explain how chiropractic can help you and give you the tools to help your body self-heal and reach optimal wellness.