Learn About our Drug-Free Solutions for Migraine Pain

Learn About our Drug-Free Solutions for  Migraine Pain

Migraines may feel like a severe headache, but they’re comprehensive neurological experiences that affect your whole being. Although their exact cause isn’t fully understood, migraines may result due to changes in the brain stem and its relationship with a major pain pathway known as the trigeminal nerve.

Migraines may also result due to imbalances in brain chemicals, particularly serotonin — a neurotransmitter that helps regulate pain in your nervous system.

Changes in your environment, known as triggers, can cause the pounding, sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, and auras associated with migraines. These triggers include certain foods, environmental chemicals, flashing lights, weather changes, and hormonal fluctuations. Your body has trouble dealing with the alterations in information that these triggers provide, and it responds with mixed pain signals and migraines.

At The Wellness Institute of Dallas, we feel your pain. Instead of relying on ineffective pharmaceutical treatments, we look for viable, natural alternatives that address the root of your migraine pain. Research shows that chiropractic treatment can improve quality of life for people who suffer from migraines. The functional medicine and functional neurology approach we apply can help you find relief, without the side effects of drugs.

Comprehensive diagnosis

When you come to The Wellness Institute of Dallas with symptoms of migraines, we conduct a comprehensive medical history and exam to determine the possible root cause of your migraines. We look for joint dysfunction and muscle tightness, especially in your neck, upper spine, and shoulders, that may contribute to your severe headaches.

Functional approach

Entrapped nerves, vertebral subluxations (misalignments), and tension in the muscles and connective tissue of your neck and shoulders can contribute to abnormal pain signals that occur in the brain stem. With expert chiropractic massage, adjustments, and stretches, Dr. Brandon Nutt and Dr. Matt Rayner can help reduce inflammation and dysfunction in the cervical spine joints to relieve migraines.

Our all-natural functional medicine approaches emphasize aligning your body properly to improve your function, mobility, and nerve communications. When your spine is in an ideal position, neurotransmitters such as serotonin can flow more smoothly, which can also ease migraine episodes.

Lifestyle therapies

A functional medical approach involves more than simply adjusting your spine. We offer a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to migraine management.

Through journaling and evaluation of your symptoms, we help identify the triggers that may be responsible for your migraine episodes. We can then offer nutritional and dietary advice to help you reduce instances of migraines.

You may benefit from adding B complex vitamins and avoiding foods such as chocolate, aged cheese, and monosodium glutamate. Not everyone is sensitive to these foods — you may have other triggers (red wine, for example) — so we use an individual approach to assessing your triggers. You may also need certain vitamin and mineral supplements to support brain health and optimize neurotransmitter production.

You can benefit from other chiropractic support: postural advice, including work posture; massage therapy; and relaxation techniques to help you reduce stress, which can be a trigger for migraines. We focus on the importance of adequate hydration and sleep when it comes to keeping migraine episodes to a minimum.

If you suffer from migraines, you have alternatives to turning to drugs for treatment. We help men and women in the Dallas, Texas, area successfully manage migraines and ease pain naturally. Call today or book an appointment using this website to find out more about our drug-free treatments for migraine pain.

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