Migraine

Paladin Chiropractic -  - Chiropractor

Paladin Chiropractic

Chiropractors located in Winter Park, FL

Nearly 12% of the world’s population suffers from debilitating migraines, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. While pain relievers and rest can help dull the pain, Brandon Orsino, DC, Michael Rodriguez, DC, and the chiropractic team at Paladin Chiropractic in Winter Park, Florida, have a more permanent solution: the Grostic Procedure. Developed by chiropractic researcher Dr. John F. Grostic, the Grostic Procedure is a technique that only a small minority of chiropractors are trained to provide. Call Paladin Chiropractic or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Migraine Q & A

What is a migraine?

A migraine is more intense than just a regular headache. Researchers believe a migraine is a neurological disorder that affects the nerve pathways and chemicals in your brain. It causes intense pain and a throbbing headache that anywhere from four hours to three days.

What are the symptoms of a migraine?

Some of the most common migraine symptoms to watch for include:

  • Headache on one side of the head
  • Throbbing or pulsing head pain
  • Sensitivity to light and noise
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Diarrhea
  • Pale complexion

In rare cases, a debilitating migraine can cause a fever. How often you get a migraine depends on your unique case. Some people only get them a couple of times a year, while others experience migraines more than once a week.

What causes migraines?

Researchers believe that certain hormones and chemical compounds in your brain, such as serotonin and estrogen, are linked to migraines. While the exact cause of migraine pain is still unknown, there are triggers that can provoke a migraine, including:

  • Stress
  • Caffeine
  • Anxiety
  • Hormonal changes
  • Menstruation
  • Bright lights
  • Alcohol
  • Chocolate
  • Certain aged cheeses
  • Processed meats
  • Medication overuse
  • Poor nutrition
  • Changes in weather
  • Poor sleep or too much sleep
  • Loud noises

While anybody can get a migraine, women and those with a family history are at a greater risk of developing this painful condition.

How are migraines treated?

Paladin Chiropractic uses the highly effective Grostic Procedure to relieve migraine symptoms and help you lead a more fulfilling life, free of pain.

The Grostic Procedure aligns the cervical vertebrae more accurately to restore balance and nerve communication. It can be used to reduce the symptoms of:

  • Migraines
  • Chronic headaches
  • Neck pain

This fast, effective, noninvasive technique is also occasionally used to treat dizziness and high blood pressure in some patients.

The Grostic Procedure specifically targets the upper cervical spine using the most precise X-ray analysis possible. The Paladin Chiropractic team uses X-ray imaging to help them locate the exact vertebrae in your neck that’s causing your symptoms.

Finally, your chiropractic provider uses short, quick, precise manipulation techniques to gently reposition your vertebrae back into alignment.

When performed properly by a highly skilled and trained chiropractor, the Grostic Procedure can help relieve your migraine pain without medication or surgery. To learn more about migraine care, call or book an appointment online.