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Migraine


Migraine is a particularly debilitating primary headache that affects approximately 13% of people world-wide. Combined with medication overuse headache (which is a common side effect of medication usage for migraine) remains second of the world’s leading cause of disability. No other disease, communicable or non-communicable, is responsible for more years of lost healthy life in young women, notwithstanding that migraine causes no premature mortality.

Migraine is a central headache, thought to be due to transient neurological deficit in structures of the mid-brain and brain stem. Migraine is not just a headache, depending on the areas of the brain stem involved you may also see visual and balance dysfunction as well.

Migraine is a condition that usual requires a broad approach to treat and often several health care professionals are required to work in concert to achieve good results for the patient.

Common triggers for migraine include

Alcohol

Caffeine
Certain foods or smells
Dry winds
Changes in altitude or seasons
Changes in hormones such as with menstruation
Birth control pills
Missing a meal
Changes in sleep patterns
Neck pain
Stuffy rooms
Stress or tension

How we help

At Cleveland Chiropractic we take a functional approach to care because there can be many factors involved in treating low back pain. First, we need to establish what is causing your pain and dysfunction. Orthopaedic, neurological, and functional movement examinations are performed to establish an accurate diagnosis.

Once we have an idea of what is going wrong, we will discuss and explain these findings with you. We want to create a treatment plan to get you moving well again ASAP and an environment where we can work together for the best possible outcome. Each treatment plan is tailored to the patient’s individual needs and will include not only your care at Cleveland chiropractic, but home rehabilitation exercises and lifestyle modifications needed to get you back on track.

Getting out of pain is great. But how do we keep it away? The final step is building a strong and healthy body, lowering your injury risk and building confidence within our patients to get back to moving well and achieving their goals.