About 12% of Americans experience frequent migraines. These debilitating headaches can strike at any time, making it impossible to work, drive, or focus. At Little Elm Chiropractic, David Cox, DC, uses holistic, integrative measures to treat and relieve migraines. To schedule an appointment at the practice in Little Elm, Texas, call to speak with the administrative team or use the online booking tool.
A migraine is a sudden headache that causes intense, throbbing pain on one side of your head. Often, it’s accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and increased sensitivity to light and sound.
Migraines are different from tension or cluster headaches in that they can last hours or even days. Without diagnosis and treatment, migraines can interfere with your quality of life, keeping you from work or other activities you enjoy.
Common symptoms of migraines include:
Following a migraine, it’s normal to feel worn out or exhausted.
Experts aren’t entirely sure what causes migraines, but several factors are thought to play a role, including genetics and certain environmental factors. Imbalances in brain chemicals might also contribute. Currently, scientists are studying the effect of serotonin in migraines.
Some people are also susceptible to migraine triggers. Some of the most common migraine triggers include hormonal changes, stress, weather changes, and consuming certain foods and beverages.
Migraines affect people of all ages and races, but several factors may increase your risk, including:
You’re also more likely to experience migraines if you’re going through menopause. Menopause occurs when a woman goes 12 consecutive months without a menstrual cycle.
To diagnose migraines, Little Elm Chiropractic reviews your medical history, asks about your symptoms, and conducts a comprehensive physical. Usually, these measures are enough to make recommendations for treatment. If your provider suspects another more serious problem, they might recommend additional tests like a computed tomography (CT) scan or an MRI.
Little Elm Chiropractic uses holistic, integrative treatments to manage chronic migraines. Depending on the frequency and intensity of your headaches, they might recommend:
If your headaches persist or get worse, you might benefit from nutritional supplements or dietary modifications. Following an in-office consultation, the team can make recommendations to align with your needs.
Don’t let migraines prevent you from living your best life. To schedule an appointment at Little Elm Chiropractic, call to speak with the administrative staff or click the online booking tool.