Migraine Guest Blog by Mandy

When I was eleven years old I fell from my fifteen foot tree house and landed on my neck. I was a little scared and had the wind knocked out of me, but besides that I felt fine. Four months later I began to feel the symptoms of a migraine: dizziness, blurred vision, and a pounding sensation in my head. I went to many doctors and variety of specialists, but no one could figure out how to help me. They prescribed me many medications, but they never completely healed me. It was not until weeks later that I was referred to a chiropractor. After the very first visit I started to feel better. But it wasn’t until many years later that I was old enough to understand what made chiropractic care different.

The human brain controls everything your body does. It is connected to the rest of your body by nerves. These nerves go through your spine. When your spine is out of alignment, it pinches on the nerves. This makes it hard for the brain to tell your body what to do. If the brain cannot talk to your body, your body doesn’t know what to do. Once your body stops working correctly, you will start to feel symptoms. A chiropractor can put your spine back into proper alignment, so that the nerve is no longer being pinched, which will let your brain talk to your body again!

When you have a migraine, you can only feel pain, which is known as a symptom. This symptom can be created by a nerve being pinched between your skull and your top vertebrae. Once this happens you can begin to feel a migraine. This pinching can be fixed to allow your brain to send the correct information to the body, and even back to itself! This is why you might also have the symptom of nausea or vomiting. If your brain cannot send the right message to your body, many parts of the body may not work as well. This is why chiropractic care is so important, because it can align the top vertebrae again to release that pinched nerve. After the nerve is released, you may very well begin to feel much better!

Without constant chiropractic care I would never have been able to live a full life. With each adjustment, my symptoms faded away and I began to feel healthier. I know that it is much safer to have my spine in proper alignment than to rely on medication to cover-up my pain. Since coming to a chiropractor I have decreased headaches, pain, and migraines. It has helped me in every aspect of my life, and it has created a new world that is medication-free! Everything has changed since my first visit, I can only hope that one day each person will be able to experience it for themselves!

1 Comment

  1. Woo-hoo for you, Mandy! This is an amazing testimonial — very well explained and clearly expressed. I know exactly how you feel when you say, “Everything has changed since my first visit.” I feel the same way! I am not quite medication-free yet, but oh boy, the pain level is WAAAAAAAy down from what it was. We are both fortunate to have found Seaside Chiropractic! Thanks for a great post!

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