Migraine Headache Specialist

Interactive Family Clinic

Chiropractic Clinic & Family and Wellness Doctor located in Richardson, TX

Migraine headaches, which are widespread in the United States, can be debilitating. They can negatively affect your job performance and personal life if not managed properly. If migraines and severe head pain reduce your quality of life, chiropractor Sam Aljamal, DC, and his experienced team are here to help. At Interactive Family Clinic in Richardson, Texas, they use a wide array of holistic techniques to relieve migraine headaches naturally and prevent recurrences. Schedule an appointment with Interactive Family Clinic over the phone or request one online to learn more about your options.

Migraine Headache Q & A

What are migraine headaches?

A migraine is a severe form of headache often associated with pulsing or throbbing pain on one side of your head. With a migraine, you might also experience feeling nauseous or seeing an aura. A migraine attack can last for hours or even days if left untreated. The Integrative Family Clinic team offers holistic solutions to reduce the severity of or eliminate migraines.

What are the symptoms of migraines?

Symptoms of migraines vary from person to person, but you might notice:

  • Throbbing pain in your head
  • Sensitivity to sound or light
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Visual impairments
  • Hearing noises


You might experience migraines rarely or several times a month. A day or two before a migraine strikes, you may notice neck stiffness, food cravings, frequent yawning, mood changes, constipation, or increases in thirst or urination. 


What are migraine triggers?

Migraines can happen from time to time, but the following triggers may increase your risk of experiencing one:

  • Stress
  • Caffeine
  • Intense exercise
  • Hormonal changes
  • Dehydration 
  • Some medications
  • Certain foods
  • Alcohol 
  • Sleep changes
  • A traumatic brain injury


A family history of migraines and being in your 30s increase your risk of developing migraines. Women are three times as likely as men to experience regular migraine headaches. 


How are migraines diagnosed?

Your Interactive Family Clinic provider reviews your medical history and symptoms and completes a physical exam to diagnose migraines and determine their cause. Your doctor may use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or computed tomography (CT) scans to rule out brain or nervous system issues.


What is the treatment for migraines?

If you’re seeking holistic migraine treatments, your Interactive Family Clinic provider offers numerous solutions including:

Chiropractic adjustments

Realigning your spine using a series of chiropractic adjustments may lower your risk of developing migraines. 

Massage

Placing manual pressure on tissues in your head, neck, and shoulders during a massage can relieve tension associated with migraine headaches. 

Physical therapy

Physical therapy sessions help strengthen areas of your neck, shoulders, and back to reduce your risk of headache pain.

Nutritional counseling

Getting proper nutrition or taking dietary supplements can reduce migraines associated with nutritional deficiencies or foods containing migraine-triggering additives. 

Medications

While often a last resort, taking medications can relieve severe migraine pain that doesn’t subside with holistic therapies.  

Don’t live with migraine pain when natural treatments are available at Integrative Family Clinic. Schedule an appointment over the phone or request one online today.