Chronic Migraines? It May Be Time to Seek Professional Treatment

Because bad headaches are so common, many people never seek professional treatment. It’s often easier to pop a pill and wait for them to go away, especially when you get momentary pain relief.

But if you’re constantly suffering from splitting headaches that affect your ability to go through daily activities, you might have chronic migraine. If so, seeking professional help can help you discover the causes and treat them properly. Left untreated, chronic migraine becomes a debilitating condition that will drastically bring down your quality of life.

The chiropractors at Pro Rehab Chiropractic and Rehabilitation have years of experience diagnosing causes for chronic migraines. Through a combination of physical exams and corrective treatments, we’ll help you address and alleviate your chronic pain so that you can return to your daily activities with minimal disruption.

What are some causes of chronic migraines?

Chronic migraines differ from normal migraines or headaches. Usually, people who suffer from chronic migraines get them for 15 or more days a month. Although this condition affects less than 1% of the population, the WHO categorizes it in the same level of disability as dementia or acute psychosis due to its impact on the lives of the sufferers.

Though there is no single defined cause for chronic migraines, certain factors can contribute to their development. Physical posture, stress, diet, and lifestyle can all influence the severity of symptoms.

Here are some possible causes of chronic migraine:

Chronic migraines can also develop over time, first starting as minor headaches or migraines, then worsening to chronic pain as the causes get ignored or untreated.

How can chiropractors help?

The first thing our professionals at Pro Rehab Chiropractic and Rehabilitation will do is to perform a physical examination. This helps us to look out for any signs of stress or tension in your spine, neck, or jaw. We evaluate these areas because temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems are common causes of headaches.

We’ll also review your patient history to determine whether previous traumatic events such as a car accident or sports injury could be the cause behind your pain. A misaligned spine left in the wrong position for years can contribute to migraines.

Then, depending on the diagnosis, our chiropractors will prescribe a course of therapy. This could be corrective physical treatments, dietary adjustments, exercises, or a combination. Knowing the cause will enable us to proceed with the correct treatment for your situation.

If you think you might be suffering from chronic migraines, don’t hesitate to call us or book an appointment today. The sooner you get a proper diagnosis, the sooner you can get rid of your pain.

Dr. James Sheehan Dr. James Sheehan is an expert in the treatment of neck and back pain.

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