Discussing Migraines!

Understanding Migraines and Chiropractic Care

Migraines are not just headaches; they are complex neurological events that can significantly disrupt daily life. From throbbing pain and sensitivity to light and sound to nausea and visual disturbances, migraines encompass a range of symptoms that can vary in intensity and duration. In this blog post, we delve into the causes and symptoms of migraines while exploring how chiropractic care can play a vital role in reducing their frequency and intensity.

What Are Migraines?

Migraines are neurological disorders characterized by recurrent, severe headaches often accompanied by other symptoms. These can include:

– Throbbing or pulsating pain, usually on one side of the head
– Sensitivity to light, sound, or odors
– Nausea and vomiting
– Visual disturbances such as auras or flashing lights
– Dizziness or lightheadedness
– Tingling or numbness in the face or extremities

The exact cause of migraines is not fully understood, but factors such as genetics, hormonal changes, environmental triggers, and neurotransmitter imbalances are believed to contribute to their onset.

Chiropractic Care and Relieving Migraines

Chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between the spine and nervous system, aiming to optimize the body’s natural healing abilities. While chiropractic care is not a cure for migraines, it can be a valuable tool in managing and reducing their impact. Here’s how:

1. Spinal Alignment: Chiropractic adjustments aim to correct misalignments in the spine (subluxations), which can interfere with nervous system function. By restoring proper alignment, chiropractors help alleviate tension and improve nerve communication, potentially reducing migraine triggers.

2. Muscle Tension Relief: Tightness and tension in the neck, shoulders, and upper back are common contributors to migraines. Chiropractic adjustments, along with soft tissue therapies like massage and stretching exercises, can help release muscle tension and promote relaxation.

3. Stress Reduction: Stress is a known trigger for migraines. Chiropractic care includes techniques such as spinal adjustments, relaxation exercises, and lifestyle counseling to help patients manage stress more effectively, potentially reducing migraine frequency and severity.

4. Holistic Approach: Chiropractors take a holistic approach to healthcare, considering factors such as nutrition, posture, sleep habits, and ergonomic adjustments. This comprehensive approach addresses underlying issues that may contribute to migraines and supports overall well-being.

Integrating Chiropractic Care into Migraine Management


Migraines can be debilitating, but they don’t have to control your life. Understanding the causes and symptoms of migraines empowers you to seek effective treatments like chiropractic care. By addressing spinal alignment, reducing muscle tension, managing stress, and taking a holistic approach to healthcare, chiropractors play a valuable role in reducing migraine frequency and improving overall quality of life. If you’re ready to unlock relief and embrace a migraine-free lifestyle, consider incorporating chiropractic care into your wellness journey.


About Us

Asheville Chiropractors Dr. Nicole Lindsey and Dr. Bryan Gennett specialize in natural healthcare and spinal correction, taking a holistic approach to address the root cause of health issues. They offer guidance for gluten and gut disorders using chiropractic, massage, physical therapy, vitamins, weight loss, and nutritional advice.

Dr. Nicole Lindsey, founder of Back in Balance, has practiced in Asheville since 2001. With a background in Biology and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University, she focuses on whole-person wellness. Dr. Nicole collaborates with medical professionals and emphasizes personalized care through chiropractic adjustments, exercises, nutrition, hormone support, and lifestyle changes. Visit our website for a free Foam Rolling E-Book.



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Dr. Nicole Lindsey
Back In Balance
1089 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803