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Will seeing a chiropractor help with my migraines?

  • By realagentbunny

    Hi!
    I’ve been suffering from auramigraines for over two years now. Usually would only get one every couple of months but I’m now experiencing them a couple of times a week.
    I have a spinal curvature/scoliosis in my upper back between my shoulder blades.
    I’m wondering if anyone has had experience with this and migraines.
    I am a bartender so I work on my feet 4 nights a week as well.
    Wondering if I should see a chiropractor regularly and if that might help reduce the frequency of my headaches.

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi realagentbunny,

    Thank you for your question. I’m sorry to hear you’ve seen an uptick in migraine attack frequency, that’s frustrating.

    When we experience a change in our migraine symptoms and/or patterns, it’s always a good idea to discuss this with the doctor to make sure everything checks OK. If you haven’t done this I would encourage you to do that as soon as possible.

    I’m not sure what the chiropractic indication is when diagnosed with “spinal curvature/scoliosis” and is something else that can be discussed with your medical team. You may also want to look into cervigogenic headache, which you can read more about here: https://migraine.com/blog/some-headaches-are-caused-by-neck-problems/.

    Keep me posted on how your conversation with the doctor goes,
    Nancy Harris Bonk, Moderator/Patient Advocate

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