Migraine Specialist

Advanced Integrated Medical Centers

Chiropractor located in Southlake, TX

Migraines are debilitating and can significantly hinder your quality of life. Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer or take addictive pain medications to ease head pain. At Advanced Integrated Medical Centers in conveniently located Southlake, Texas, the medical team offers chiropractic care and other natural remedies to prevent migraines and ease pain. Call to learn more about natural migraine treatments, or book online today.

Migraine Q & A

What is a migraine?

About 12% of people in the United States suffer from migraines. A migraine is a recurring type of headache that causes intense pain. Symptoms of a migraine include:

  • Severe pain, or pain on one side of your head
  • Throbbing or pulsing sensations
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Pins and needles in arms or legs

Before a migraine hits, you may experience mood disturbances or appetite changes, or you may see flashes of light or wavy vision, known as auras.

What causes migraines?

The cause of migraines isn’t entirely clear, but certain factors increase your risk for developing them:

  • Stress
  • Hormonal changes in women
  • Certain foods or food additives
  • Skipping meals
  • Alcohol
  • Some medications
  • Intense physical exertion
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Dehydration

Women are three times more likely than men to experience migraines, and your risk is higher if you have a family history of migraines.

What is the treatment for migraines?

Dr. Randall and his team use principles of integrative medicine and chiropractic care to ease pain and help prevent migraines. Some of the treatments include:

Chiropractic adjustments

When your musculoskeletal system is in proper alignment, your entire body feels better. Chiropractic care eases muscle tension, reduces stress, helps improve posture, and increases range of motion. Regular chiropractic adjustments can prevent migraines from occurring.

Trigger point release

Trigger points are irritated bands of tissue within and surrounding muscles. These spots may feel tight, tense, or sore and can cause pain in your:

  • Shoulders
  • Neck
  • Back
  • Hips
  • Head

Dr. Randall and his staff offer trigger point release, which is a natural migraine remedy. During your session, a medical expert at Advanced Integrated Medical Centers stretches and applies pressure to tense trigger points to ease pain and prevent future migraines.

Medical massage

A licensed massage therapist at Advanced Integrated Medical Centers places manual pressure on tight muscles, tendons, or ligaments in your head, neck, shoulders, and back to ease migraines. Regular massage also provides relaxation, lowers anxiety, and helps heal (or prevent) injuries.

In addition to migraine relief, medical massage improves your overall health and wellness. When you’re ready to ease migraine pain and prevent recurrences, call Advanced Integrated Medical Centers today or use the online scheduling tool.