Did you know there is a way to get migraine relief naturally? If you suffer with migraines and other headaches you know that traditional medical doctors rely mainly on prescribing pharmaceutical drugs to provide relief of the pain and to manage
the condition. These medications are loaded with chemicals that result in a list of side effects that can be as simple as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, difficulty thinking, sleepiness, racing heartbeats, chest pressure, depression, addiction and even the symptoms you are taking it for.. MORE HEADACHES! You must know these drugs also put you at risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney damage, ulcers and birth defects if you are pregnant.
It’s important for migraine headache sufferers know that there are natural treatments that DO NOT have harmful side effects. A 2012 study:
Reduction of current migraine headache pain following neck massage and spinal manipulation
Shows there is a 68% reduction of the intensity of migraine headaches when a patient is treated with chiropractic and massage. Ten male migraine patients received chiropractic adjustments, gentle massage and stretching to the neck and upper back. Patients reported that within an hour of receiving the adjustments their pain scores on average went from a 5 to a .5 on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the worst. Not only is the treatment natural and getting to the cause, there were no harmful side effects reported.
Studies like this help show the relation of neck problems with migraines and other headaches. Further studies are needed to fully understand the many causes of migraine. This study adds to others indicating the benefits of chiropractic for providing migraine relief. Another in particular showed a 90% reduction in migraine frequency when treated with chiropractic. Chiropractors also recommend exercise, nutrition and eliminating headache triggers in helping their patients obtain migraine relief.