I have actually been trying chiropractic. It is not helping, it's very expensive and even my chiropractor who has "been able to help all cases like mine" is giving up......I tried. It didn't work.
While chiropractic care has its place for some, if it were true for all migraine sufferers you would need a steel door and a huge lock and chain because you would not be able to keep up. I wish it were that simple.
If I may add a note here, A chiropractic physician can help make that diagnosis. Spinal manipulative therapy has many forms and is only applied when there are no red flags to treatment.
There are many forms of headache, and some can be relieved by SMT alone, others require a multi-pronged approach to care, to include dietary changes, supplements, and medications to control symptoms.
Many people make the mistake of thinking that "chiropractor" = "neck cracking" and nothing else. Many chiropractors use a simple analogy to describe what is going on when treatment is performed... "bone out of place pressing on a nerve" is too basic of a description.
The idea that all migraines are the same, and one simple treatment can alleviate pain is a fallacy.
Chiropractic care has been helpful to many BUT a lot of people who come to this site have never been diagnosed and are looking for information because their cases are out of the ordinary.
Everyone, Please be very careful before getting a chiropractic adjustment before a firm diagnosis is made. Smith2007, if you're a chiropractor are you Dr. Smith?
Could you please explain how a chiropractic adjustment can relieve the pain of a severe common migraine. I promise that I am keeping an open mind and am interested in your answer.