Migraines can cause intense throbbing or pulsing on one, or both, sides of the head and are commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, or extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can cause significant pain for hours or days and be so severe that you cannot engage in normal daily activities. They can be triggered by certain activities, foods, smells, emotions, stress, fatigue, sleep changes, eye strain, light conditions, and use of certain medications.
Conservative treatment can help to reduce muscle tension in the upper back and neck, positively influence neurological function, and help to identify certain triggers that can be avoided through lifestyle changes. In fact, chiropractic studies have shown that subjects who received chiropractic treatment experienced significant improvements in migraine frequency, duration, disability and medication use compared to the control group. Twenty-two percent of the participants reported more than 90 percent reduction of migraines.