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Neck Pain and Migraine: Chiropractic Help

15% of us get migraine headaches. That’s 3 out of 20 Toronto people struggle with migraines due to research data. (1) Migraine is an ache patients look to Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre for alleviation.  Dealing with migraines continues to be difficult. It demands an understanding of the anatomical contributing factors as well as varied alternatives for its pain control. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is fully capable of offering chiropractic care as a unit of the migraine management squad.

Commonly, migraine is taken care of with medication periodically even propanolol and topiramate as preventatives. Side effects and preference to avoid medications may send patients seeking alternative options. Chiropractic spinal manipulation is among some manual therapies that may be just as effective along with massage therapy, physiotherapy, and relaxation. (1) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre offers gentle, relaxing Cox Technic for the cervical spine that fellow Toronto chiropractic patients find quite relieving and effective.

Now, research reveals that trigger point therapy to the sternomastoid muscle lessens headache and neck pain greater than a placebo therapy. It also increases motor performance of the cervical flexors, pressure pain thresholds, and active range of motion in individuals with cervicogenic headache. (2) Chiropractic spinal manipulation using Cox Technic may well add an extra element to your Toronto chiropractic treatment plan to improve cervical spine range of motion as well.

For example, one patient who suffered with headaches of 5 months' duration and a history of episodic migraine that began in her teens which had been controlled with medication found relief with chiropractic spinal manipulation and acupuncture. This relief came after 5 chiropractic treatments in 2 weeks.  At a year follow up, she reports no recurrences. Chiropractic care was an effective alternative in managing her chronic tension-type headaches superimposed with migraine. (3)

So is neck pain related to migraine? You bet! For many migraine sufferers, neck pain related disability lurks. The more often the migraine attacks come on, the more neck pain disability shows itself. The more neck pain disability, the higher the risk of migraine chronicity. A vicious cycle. (4) Toronto chiropractic may be a way to break that cycle.

So contact Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre if you suffer with headache and migraine. The Toronto chiropractic treatments may complement your current management plan and even offer more relief. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre looks forward to working with you.

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