Migraine Treatment FAQ

Migraine Headache Treatment in Chesapeake, VA

Most people association chiropractic care with back pain, but our Chesapeake chiropractor, Dr. Eric Santjer, can treat and address a seemingly endless number of physical conditions, including migraine headaches, with chiropractic care used in conjunction with a full menu of therapies and services offered at Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation.

Chesapeake Migraine Treatment FAQ: Answers to Your Questions

To help you understand more about migraines and our Chesapeake migraine treatment services, our chiropractor has provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding migraines and chiropractic in Chesapeake. 

What is a migraine headache?

Migraines are a type of headache set apart from normal headaches by the severity and type of symptoms experienced. Little is understood regarding the nature of migraine headaches: why people get them, what exactly causes them, and what happens to the body during one. Certain external stimuli often trigger migraines. Common examples of migraine triggers include food sensitivities and allergies, flickering lights, noxious odors, red wine, tension headache, and stress. 

What causes migraine headaches?

While the exact cause of migraines is not yet fully understood. Rapid constriction and dilation of blood vessels in the neck and at the base of the skull tend to proceed the main migraine. So, it is thought that this disruption in blood flow to the head is, in part, responsible for causing migraines.

What are the symptoms of a migraine headache?

Migraine symptoms are what set this type of headache apart from the rest. Migraines are characterized by intense throbbing pain accompanied by nausea, vomiting, extreme sensitivity to light, sound, temperature, and smells, as well as visual disturbances in migraines with auras. Our Chiropractor in Chesapeake understands that these symptoms can be debilitating, often preventing patients from participating fully in their lives. Our chiropractor will work individually with each patient to develop a unique migraine headache treatment plan to ensure the best possible outcome.

How does chiropractic in Chesapeake treat migraine headaches?

Studies have shown migraine headaches to be associated with muscle tension and spasms in the neck, upper back, and shoulders. Using chiropractic adjustments, our Chesapeake chiropractor restores proper alignment to patients' spines, relieving muscle tension, inflammation, and reducing pain. As a result, patients experience less frequent and severe migraine headaches. 

What does migraine treatment in Chesapeake entail?

Our Chiropractor in Chesapeake evaluates each individual patient in order to develop a treatment plan tailored to the patient's individual needs, using a combination of gentle chiropractic adjustment, massage therapy, nutritional counseling, and lifestyle advice. 

How many Chesapeake migraine treatments will I need to see improvement?

Migraine treatment in Chesapeake will not be the same for every patient, as each person's body is unique and will respond differently to treatment. Most patients will experience relief after the first appointment, but choose to continue chiropractic in Chesapeake as a wellness and preventative measure. 

If you have additional questions about Chesapeake migraine treatment, call our office today at (757) 547-4325 to schedule a consultation. 


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  • "I love coming here! They offer great chiropractics and massage therapy. I always leave feeling better. Dr.Santer and the team are always so welcoming and make me feel like we have been friends for years. You truly feel they care about you. It is easy to set up and appointment and they are very understanding when something comes up. I like the office and staff so much and think they do such an amazing job! I tell all my friends and family about it. Thank you everyone for all you do!!!"
    Dominique C., Chesapeake, VA
  • ""I first came to Atlantic Chiropractic 5 years ago with a pinched nerve in my neck. I was in so much pain, I could not even move my head. Dr. Eric diagnosed the problem almost immediately and confirmed it with the EMG. He set up a treatment plan and told me I probably would not feel significant relief for a good two weeks. I appreciated his thoroughness, expertise, and honesty. As it turned out, I was actually pain free in one week! I always refer my friends to Dr. Eric/Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation for the most trusted effective chiropractic care.""
    Michelle G., Chesapeake, VA