Migraines: debilitating, unpredictable and unruly. Their intensity is well known and they can last for days with associated symptoms that include nausea and light sensitivity, dizziness and lack of appetite, leaving you feeling physically exhausted. The causes of migraines are as varied and elusive as their cures, but researches know that migraine headaches are related to blood flow regulation in the brain. At their onset, blood flow to the brain is reduced, causing visual symptoms, tingling and sensitivity. With lack of blood flow comes lack of oxygen, releasing the hormone serotonin, which causes vasodilation. As the blood vessels expand, blood flow is significantly increased and searing pain begins and worsens.
At Associates in Chiropractic, we have experience in treating migraines that result from dysfunction of the spine. Vertebral subluxation, or misalignment, can irritate nerves and interfere with the normal signaling that runs up and down the spine. When a person is suffering from the discomfort and nerve interference that subluxation causes, chemical imbalances are more likely to occur: this can play a role in triggering migraines as well. By realigning the vertebrae, pressure is alleviated from nerves and pain can be reduced. Clinical trials show that people who receive regular spinal adjustments see a sharp reduction in both frequency and severity of migraine symptoms.
If you are suffering from nerve pain with no respite in sight, we want to help you. By taking into account your personal and genetic map of pain, and examining your specific symptoms, we set a course for treatment that can stop migraines from further encroaching on your life. Call our office in Hackensack at (201) 342-6111.
Dr. Albert Stabile Jr., D.C., C.C.P.C.P., F.I.C.C.