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Suffering from Migraines?

Jul 1, 2017

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What Cause Migraines?

Migraines are often caused by stress and usually start in the neck. This happens when the vertebrae are misaligned and this causes the nerves and muscles to become inflamed and tension to build up. Then the pain will move up to your head and you will feel the same throbbing pain and tension in your temples and behind your eyes. Migraine symptoms vary with each person but can be very severe. Some common ones are dizziness, lightheadedness, vomiting, severe head pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and nausea.  

Facts About Migraines

  • In the United States, more than 37 million people suffer from migraines, which is about 13% of adults that suffer from migraines and
  • About 2-3% of people in the U.S. suffer from chronic migraines
  • Women are also more susceptible to migraines than men; about 18 percent of women suffer from them in the U.S.
  • 91% of people miss work when they have a migraine
  • More than 70% of people have a family history of migraines
  • Almost 50% of all people who suffer from migraines have not gone to the doctor for them


The statistics above show that a very large amount of people are suffering from migraines. Most of the people that have migraines treat them with over the counter medicine that only temporarily relieves the symptoms but does not fix the real problem. This is often done because people do not go to the doctor when they have migraines and people often do not know about their options for treating migraines.

One of the most successful procedures that help prevent migraines is done through chiropractic procedures. Because migraines are caused by vertebrae being misaligned, getting an alignment by a chiropractor help this problem drastically. Not only does getting an alignment help prevent migraines but it also causes the migraines that you may get to be less severe, and more manageable.

If you are one of the 37 million Americans suffering from migraines, now is your chance to change that. Come schedule an appointment with Dr. Ricks and see how much better life can be without the stress of migraines.


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