Have you recently experienced sudden neck or back pain? Or have you been in pain for quite some time and are ready to get back to feeling better? A chiropractic adjustment with us might just be what you need for overall wellness. Here’s what you should know about chiropractic adjustment for functional medicine.
What is a Migraine?
Migraines are a recurring form of headaches that cause moderate to severe in patients that experience them. Migraines can result in one or several different types of symptoms, such as:
- sensitivity to light and sound
- chronic pain, often on one side of the head
- temporary vision loss
- seeing flashing, bright or zig-zag lines
Migraines can be caused by numerous reasons, including:
- head trauma
- brain tumor
- hormonal changes during menstruation
- stress and anxiety
- too much or a lack of sleep
- loud noises
- certain medications
What Are the Benefits of Functional Approaches to Treating Migraines?
There are multiple benefits to using functional medicine to treat migraines. A functional approach is non-narcotic and non-invasive in nature. They also work fairly quickly with noticeable improvement after just a few sessions, which is why most patients who undergo these processes keep using them to maintain their high levels of wellness.
Common forms of functional migraine treatment include:
- chiropractic adjustments
- tai chi
- massage therapy
- guided imagery
- mindfulness meditation
What to Expect During a Functional Migraine Session
If you’ve never had a functional migraine session, you might be wondering what to expect during your first appointment. A certified practitioner at Chris Strickland will begin by asking you a comprehensive set of questions to determine your current health, including your emotional and mental well-being.
From there, your doctor will prescribe one or several forms of treatment depending on your symptoms and lifestyle. Most plans involve recurring sessions that last between 30 to 60 minutes in length and last for several weeks. While patients may feel an immediate reduction in intensity and frequency of their migraines, most continue treatment to maintain their quality of life.
For more information about functional migraine therapies, contact Chris Strickland at (706) 769-9779.