We have been providing natural relief for migraines in Yorkville for over 6 years. One of the more common presentations we see are migraine headaches during pregnancy.
There are millions of women who suffer with migraine headaches on a daily basis, and some of them actually experience a reduction in symptoms during pregnancy. In fact, according to the Baby Center, two thirds of women who suffer from headaches feel relief during pregnancy. Then, there are the women that have never had headaches before that begin to have them during pregnancy.
Why is this and what can be done about it?
Well, migraine causes in general can be very complicated and exact causes are not known. Estrogen is thought to play a role in migraines. That’s why pregnancy, menstruation and menopause often change a woman’s pattern of migraine headaches.
In my chiropractic practice I have discovered that many patients that are suffering with migraine headaches have misaligned vertebrae in the neck, some resulting in pinched nerves. By adjusting these vertebrae back into a more normal position we are able to find pain relief when all else has failed.
We incorporate gentle massage to the neck and shoulder muscles as well as ice therapy to reduce inflammation and muscle spasms.
This treatment is very safe, gentle, and effective. Most of the pregnant women with migraines that we see in our clinic wish to avoid medications during pregnancy and chiropractic is 100% natural.
Chiropractic adjustments will also help with the normal overall aches and pains associated with pregnancy. I adjusted my wife every few days until she gave birth to our daughter. She found great relief in this and has since referred many friends, co-workers, and relatives who may be suffering with headaches, neck pain, back pain or overall stress during pregnancy.
I guess from my point of view, I want to focus not so much on all the causes because we just don’t understand them enough…I will let the researchers do that. I want to focus on how to provide pregnant women natural migraine headaches relief, and that we can do very effectively.