Neck pain is one of the most common reasons people visit the chiropractor. And while neck pain can be caused by a number of things, one of the most common culprits is migraine. In fact, studies have shown that up to 70% of people who suffer from migraine also have neck pain. So if you're coming in for neck pain and your chiropractor suspects migraine, here's what you need to know.
It is possible that a migraine can be caused by neck pain
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It is possible that neck pain can be a contributing factor to the onset of a migraine. Specifically, neck subluxation (misalignment) of the vertebrae between C1 and C5 in the neck may cause neck muscle spasms which can set off a neurological cascade leading to a migraine. Therefore, when neck pain is experienced on its own or accompanies a migraine episode, those suffering should consider seeking medical attention from an experienced provider that specializes in neck pain and migraines. Management using various techniques such as cervical spine manipulation and stabilizing exercises could help alleviate neck pain symptoms and avoid further exacerbations of chronic migraines.
While neck pain is commonly experienced and can be addressed by lifestyle changes, it is not certain whether these changes are always effective. More research needs to be done to determine if neck pain can be successfully managed through alternative methods and identify what the most appropriate treatments for specific circumstances may be. It's important that careful consideration of all available options takes place to ensure neck pain sufferers receive the best possible care.
Neck pain is a common symptom of migraines
Neck pain is a frequent symptom of migraine headaches and can be caused by body language, subluxation of an upper cervical joint, or muscular tension from prolonged pain. It is important to pay attention to your body and take note immediately if you start feeling any kind of neck pain that could be associated with your migraines. Ignoring the neck pain could result in further irritation and agonizing discomfort. To combat these aches, try relaxation methods like yoga and massage therapy which may help reduce the dizziness due to the constant neck tenderness usually associated with migraines.
If you are experiencing neck pain along with other symptoms of a migraine, it is best to consult with a chiropractor. Chiropractors specialize in treating pressures and misalignments that can result from tight muscles or postural imbalances, both of which can be linked to migraines. By correcting these misalignments and any nerve distortions that may also contribute to your neck pain, your chiropractor can help improve blood flow and reduce the migraine frequency. And because the headaches are treated at their neurological source, you may experience a more lasting improvement than medication alone could provide.
There are many treatments available for migraines, so don't suffer in silence!
Suffering from neck pain as a result of migraine shouldn’t be disregarded. There is help available with various neck pain treatments that can make all the difference! From medications to therapy, there are several remediable options to lessen the intensity and frequency of neck pain so don’t suffer in silence. It is important to stay informed and actively pursue any potential neck pain treatments that could help drive relief and overall improved well-being.
Upper cervical care and migraines from neck pain
The upper cervical care approach to treating neck pain and migraines is based on the principle that the underlying source of your headaches can be located in the upper cervical spine. By accessing this region, chiropractors are able to examine and treat any misalignments or dysfunction occurring in the upper neck. This helps reduce muscle spasms which can set off a neurological cascade leading to a migraine and provides relief from chronic neck pain associated with migraines. With upper cervical care, you can find relief from neck pain and reduce the migraine frequency. We look forward to helping you
If you are experiencing neck pain and think it might be causing your migraines, don't suffer in silence! There is hope. Making an appointment with us today is the best way to find out for sure what is going on and to get started on treatment options for pain.
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