Natural Health Chiropractic & Wellness
Dr. Meaghan Clemens, D.C.
Chiropractor located in Naperville, IL
A migraine is a severe headache that can impact a patient’s life significantly, especially if it recurs frequently or lasts for days. Fortunately, Meaghan Clemens, DC, a chiropractor at Natural Health Chiropractic & Wellness, knows how to identify the underlying causes of migraines and address them directly. If you struggle with frequent or severe migraines, contact Natural Health Chiropractic & Wellness in Naperville, Illinois, to schedule an appointment.
Migraine Q & A
What is a migraine?
A migraine is a severe, debilitating headache that usually occurs on only one side of your head at a time. During a migraine, your pain may pulsate or throb. You may also experience other symptoms, including:
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light and sound
Migraines may last for hours or even days without treatment.
What causes migraines?
Researchers don’t know exactly what causes migraines. However, they believe migraines may be caused by changes in the way the trigeminal nerve interacts with the brain. Imbalances in hormones and other chemicals may also play a role in the development of a migraine.
In many cases, you’ll experience a migraine after encountering a trigger, such as:
- Weather changes
- Certain foods
How does Natural Health Chiropractic & Wellness treat migraines?
Dr. Clemens of Natural Health Chiropractic & Wellness approaches the treatment of migraines holistically. Before determining the best course of action, she'll take the time to:
- Examine you thoroughly
- Learn about your medical history
- Understand the factors that contribute to your headaches
Based on this information, she'll develop a customized treatment plan designed to reduce the frequency and severity of your migraine attacks.
Some of the treatments Dr. Clemens may recommend for patients with migraines include:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Massage therapy
- Physical therapy
Each of these treatments serves a different purpose. In many cases, Dr. Clemens will recommend a combination of treatments to provide you with the best results.
Can patients receive treatment during a migraine?
Patients can receive treatment while they are suffering from a migraine headache, as well as between headaches. During a migraine, the goal of treatment is to relieve your pain. Between headaches, treatment focuses on preventing future attacks by addressing underlying problems.
How effective is chiropractic treatment for patients with migraines?
Many patients who struggle with migraines report that chiropractic care helps to reduce the severity and frequency of their headaches. In addition, chiropractic therapies are minimally invasive and don’t carry the same side effects or risks as other types of treatment, such as medication or injections.