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Migraine Headache

You’ve probably tried everything to get fast relief from your migraine headache symptoms. From using a variety of medications to avoiding common migraine triggers, conventional treatments and remedies don't always work for migraine attacks. Serving patients in Princeton, Texas and surrounding areas, our chiropractor provides natural pain relief treatments to get you quick, and effective migraine headache relief.

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Migraine Symptoms

Cluster headaches, tension headaches, and sinus headaches are the most common types of migraines. Depending on the type of migraine you have, you’ll experience a set of symptoms. The typical migraine headache symptom is a throbbing or pulsating pain that presents as a headache in the back of your head or a headache behind the eyes. Other migraine symptoms include:

  • Pain on one side of the head
  • Neck pain
  • Sensitivity to light, sound, and touch
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Blurred vision or other vision changes
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Dizziness and vertigo
  • Puffy eyes
  • Hives
  • Fever
  • Mood changes

Migraine Relief Treatment

Chiropractic Care

A migraine headache is usually the result of a throbbing blood vessel. Chiropractic care involves manual manipulations of your body adjust the alignment of your bones, joints, and body tissues, improving the way your skeletal, muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems function. Many of our patients notice a significant reduction in migraine pain symptoms following chiropractic adjustments.

The chiropractor may also offer massage, strengthening and stretching practices, as well as special exercises you can do at home to alleviate tension and discomfort in your neck and spine.

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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is increasingly being used as an all-natural alternative to traditional migraine relief treatments. Migraines affect your central nervous system, involving the nerves and blood vessels. Physical therapy involves functional movements of your muscles and joints, which help to reduce the neurologic symptoms associated with a migraine headache. Addressing your posture, alignment, and strength issues will help reduce migraine triggers.

Our physical therapist can help you restore mobility in your cervical spine joints, as well as correct muscle imbalances, poor posture, and physical activities that contribute to the frequency and intensity of severe migraine headaches.

What Causes Migraine Headaches?

Researchers are still trying to pinpoint the exact cause of migraine headaches. However, some factors might make you prone to migraines, such as:

  • Lack of sleep
  • Neck tension
  • Physical overexertion
  • Poor diet
  • Excessive alcohol and coffee consumption
  • Food allergies
  • Specific foods like nuts and dairy
  • Hormonal changes such as menstruation
  • Some prescription medications
  • Flickering lights or bright lights
  • Loud noises
  • Perfume or strong, pungent odors
  • Second-hand smoke

It's essential that you see a medical professional if you have chronic migraine headaches. As a highly trained chiropractor in Princeton, Dr. Schmid is experienced in diagnosing symptoms and treating them using minimally invasive techniques to address the underlying causes.

If you are looking for effective and long lasting relief for migraine headaches in Princeton, McKinney, Allen or any nearby city in Collin County, Texas, call our chiropractic clinic today at (972) 734-0015 for a complimentary consultation.