Millions of people suffer from migraines every day. The frequent pulsing pains can be disorientating and inhibit everyday life. Providing pain relief for his patients is an integral focal point for Dr. Terry Cottrell. In Issaquah, Washington, Dr. Cottrell provides chiropractic treatments for migraines, such as craniosacral therapy and adjustments. Call or book online to visit Cottrell Chiropractic.

Migraine Q & A

What causes migraines?

Migraines can be caused by:

  • Genetics
  • Muscle tension
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Drop in blood sugar
  • Irregular sleep pattern
  • Changes in the brain chemistry

Triggers such as exhaustion, alternating climate, and bright lights can play a part. Food sensitivities can be another cause, along with excessive caffeine intake or a sudden caffeine withdrawal.

Anxiety, depression, and stress are more common causes for headaches, again related to chemical changes in the brain and a diminished sense of wellbeing.

Sometimes an injury to the head or complications with the eyes can spark a migraine. If your migraine subsides with craniosacral therapy, it could be an indication that stress is exacerbating or creating your migraines, since craniosacral therapy can also have positive psychological effects, relaxing both mind and muscles.

What are the symptoms of migraines?

Besides pain, other symptoms of a migraine include:

  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness and blurred vision
  • Swelling of the head and temples
  • Temperature and light sensitivity

How can I find migraine relief?

Dr. Cottrell often uses multiple treatments in conjunction with each other to improve the chance for successful results. Some of the available chiropractic treatments he offers for migraine relief are:

Gentle spinal manipulation

Dr. Cottrell is specialized in using gentle spinal manipulation for migraine relief. This works by using a hand-held manual tool that delivers a low-force impulse to perform gentle adjustments.

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy is a gentle way of promoting the body’s natural healing process by using light touch. With both positive physical and psychological results, the focus is on the body as a whole, and of course, relaxing, and centering the patient.

Atlas adjustment

Dr. Cottrell performs atlas adjustments for migraine relief using a safe, innovative machine to perform a quick, gentle, precise correction to the first bone in the neck, the atlas.

To find migraine relief, there are numerous options you could try; being guided by a medical professional is wise, particularly when dealing with head-related health complications.

Dr. Cottrell will provide you with treatments that can work simultaneously in a custom-made plan designed for you. Call or book your appointment with Dr. Cottrell online to find migraine relief.