What do chiropractors do for migraines? How does it work? To treat migraine headaches, chiropractors perform spinal adjustments or manipulation to reduce stress and improve spinal function. Treatment also includes soft tissue therapies, which may involve: massage, which includes kneading of joints and muscles.
Which therapy is best for migraine? Triptans. Prescription drugs such as sumatriptan (Imitrex, Tosymra) and rizatriptan (Maxalt, Maxalt-MLT) are used to treat migraine because they block pain pathways in the brain. Taken as pills, shots or nasal sprays, they can relieve many symptoms of migraine.
Can neck alignment cause migraines? Some headaches are caused by misalignments in the cervical vertebrae (the discs in the neck) that cause nerve pressure and muscle tension in the neck. Tense muscles interrupt the nerve messages from the neck to the brain and can pull the vertebrae out of alignment, causing those pesky misalignments.
Can chiropractors make migraines worse? As your chiropractor removes the subluxations, it can cause the release of these chemical signals and toxins. As the body adjusts to its new environment, normal chemicals flow, and toxin release can overwhelm your body, causing temporary headaches.