Migraine Treatment in Fort Collins, CO
Get Out Of Pain & Discover Effective Migraine Treatment in Fort Collins, CO
Square ONE Fort Collins, CO chiropractor offers treatment options to relieve your migraine and get you out of pain. Call Square ONE chiropractic at (970) 528-1637 to Schedule Today!
Migraine Statistics & Research
Thirty-eight million adults in the United States are estimated to be migraine sufferers. 91% of migraine sufferers experience migraine-associated disability. 40% of people who take migraine medications have unmet treatment needs and 30% are unsatisfied with treatment. The limitations of current medicinal therapies has highlighted the need to explore alternative or integrative treatment for migraine. Studies show that spinal adjustments may be an effective therapeutic technique to reduce migraine days, pain and intensity.
What Are Migraines?
Migraine is a condition marked by a moderate to severe headache with throbbing or pulsating pain that usually lasts from four hours to three days. The headache typically begins on one side of the head but may spread to both sides, is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light or sound, and is sometimes preceded by an aura and is often followed by fatigue. Migraines with aura are known as classic migraines, migraines without aura are common migraines.
What Is A Migraine Aura?
Sensory disturbances are called aura, they can include flashes of light, blind spots and other vision changes or tingling in your hand or face. Migraine with aura (also called classic migraine) is a recurring headache that happens after or at the same time as these sensory disturbances.
How To Tell If You Have A Headache or Migraine
Headaches are only one symptom of migraines. Migraines are a neurological disease that involves nerve pathways and chemicals. The changes in brain activity affect blood in the brain and surrounding tissues, causing a range of symptoms. Read more about Migraine Symptoms.
Migraines can be caused by a number of different triggers which are different from person to person. Identifying individual migraine triggers is key in migraine management. There are physical, hormonal, environmental, dietary, and emotional triggers for migraines.
Physical Migraine Triggers
- excessive fatigue
- inadequate sleep
- bad posture
- tension in the neck or shoulders
- physical overexertion
- low blood sugar
- jet lag
Hormonal Migraine Triggers
- Estrogen – many women experience migraine symptoms during menstruation because of changing hormone levels
- Oral contraceptives, which contain estrogen
Environmental Migraine Triggers
- temperature changes
- bright lights
- stuffy rooms
- loud noises
- strong smells
- flickering screens
- second-hand smoke
Dietary Migraine Triggers
- alcohol (especially red wine)
- citrus fruits
- foods containing tyramine
- foods high in nitrates, such as lunch meats and hot dogs
- foods that contain MSG (monosodium glutamate)
- irregular meal times
- some medications
Emotional Migraine Triggers
Migraine symptoms may include one or more of the following symptoms:
- severe throbbing pain
- one-sided headache
- sensitivity to light
- sensitivity to sound
Migraine medication options are available but may not be the best option for migraine sufferers. Over-the-counter medications may have minimal effects in decreasing migraine symptoms and are merely masking migraine symptoms, not fixing the root cause of the migraine. Prescription migraine medications may minimize the progression of the pain but often leave a person feeling groggy or sick.
Migraine Treatment in Fort Collins, CO
Lifestyle Changes for Migraine Management
Lifestyle changes may help manage migraines. These lifestyle changes include:
- getting plenty of sleep
- reducing stress levels
- avoiding food triggers
- drinking plenty of water
- getting regular exercise
Chiropractic Care For Migraine Treatment in Fort Collins, CO
Studies have shown that spinal adjustments may be an effective treatment for reducing migraine days, pain, disability and intensity. Spinal adjustments reduce migraine triggers by relieving nerve pressure, this is done by realigning the bones of the neck and back.
At Square ONE Fort Collins chiropractor we use corrective chiropractic care which is shown to improve migraine condition. Our patients at Square ONE chiropractic have reported long term migraine relief. If you’ve been suffering from migraines and want to get out of pain, we are here to help you at Square ONE chiropractic in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Contact us today, call 970-207-4463 or click here to request a free consultation and exam to take the first step to find a natural solution for your migraines.
- HHS Public Access. Headache. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2020 April 01.