Chiropractic Benefits For Classic Migraines in Olympia WA

Chiropractic Benefits For Classic Migraines
in Olympia WA

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Migraine with an aura (or classic migraine) refers to the recurring headaches that strike almost always after some sort of sensory disturbance or aura and can last anywhere from an hour to 3 days. At our clinic in Olympia WA, we help treat patients suffering from migraines.

These disturbances can be any of the following or a combination of a few and can last from 5 minutes to an hour:

  1. Blind spots
  2. Zig-zag patterns
  3. Colored spots
  4. Partial or entire vision loss
  5. Sensory hallucinations
  6. Flashing lights
  7. Speech trouble
  8. Tingling or bodily numbness

Sometimes people could experience auras without any migraine or pain.

The migraines themselves are painful and, combined with the aura, can make the whole experience seem off and weird, but it doesn't cause many problems on its own.

But, the experiencing of auras at the wrong time or location can be life-threatening.

Symptoms of Classic migraines can be:

  • Auras
  • Craving certain food 24 or so hours prior
  • Having experienced diarrhea or constipation, excessive peeing, and excessive yawning, tiredness for a day or two prior.
  • Sore neck or jaw
  • Stuffy nose
  • Muscle weakness
  • Confusion
  • Upset stomach
  • Flashes of hot and cold
  • Sensory sensitivity
  • Pins and needles sensation
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting or paralysis
  • Memory changes or issues
  • Feelings of fear and despair
  • Tingling sensations
  • Slurred speech and/ or mumbling

There aren't any exact causes as to why auras in classic migraines occur but the chemicals in the brain definitely play a huge role in it.

The common causes for just migraines include:

  1. Stress/ anxiety
  2. Not getting enough sleep
  3. Certain trigger food
  4. Hormonal changes (which is why women experience migraines frequently)
  5. Consumption or sudden withdrawal from caffeine and/ or alcohol
  6. Weather changes
  7. Certain medications
  8. Vigorous exercises
  9. Family history of migraines
  10. Too much sensory overload

The usual treatments for classic migraines would be OTC pain meds, balms, sprays, certain medical devices, and migraine preventatives.

But, these are all temporary and the medications are invasive and could have very bad side effects, even addiction.

Chiropractic Care for Migraine Relief in Olympia WA

The other treatment, Chiro-care, is part of complementary and alternative medicines and focuses on helping the body heal itself and making it more resistant to future damage.

Chiropractors use non-invasive methods to help quicken the bodily healing so that it can heal itself.

These types of treatments have proven to be highly effective and long-term for patients. For a lot of patients, chiro-care has been great at managing pain and symptoms, but for the remaining patients, it has been a cure (entirely due to the severity and cause).

The benefits of chiro-care include:

  1. Relaxing, pain-free, non-invasive, and effective.
  2. less expensive (than if taking meds regularly).
  3. Long-term solution or cure
  4. Could be used preventatively as well
  5. Less recovery time than the other alternatives
  6. Could use different methods of treatment depending upon the patient, the cause, and the severity.
  7. Improves mobility, functionality, and posture
  8. Increase immunity and pain resistance
  9. Suitable for people of all ages and most health conditions
  10. The benefits of chiro-care for classic migraines are many and irrefutable.

So, if you are being pestered with classic migraines, or any health issue for that matter, book an appointment with your nearest licensed Olympia WA chiropractor to get relief.

Happy healing!

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1800 Cooper Point Rd SW
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Olympia, WA 98502
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