Migraine Specialist

Andrew Lobacz, DC -  - Chiropractor

Lobacz Chiropractic

Andrew Lobacz, DC

Chiropractor located in Evansville, IN

If you’re among the 12% of the population suffering from migraines, you know how disabling these headaches can be. Migraines are actually a neurological disorder that can be treated successfully with chiropractic manipulations. Dr. Andrew Lobacz offers this treatment to men and women in Evansville, Indiana, at Lobacz Chiropractic. Call his office or use the online booking agent to make an appointment and relieve migraine pain today.

Migraine Q & A

What is a migraine?

A migraine manifests as a severe, throbbing headache or pulsing sensation, usually on just one side of your head. The pain is intense and incapacitating. You may experience other symptoms along with a migraine.

What are the symptoms of a migraine?

Along with the intense headache pain, you may experience the following symptoms:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness and fatigue
  • Sensitivity to light and noise
  • Bright flashing lights and blind spots, which is often described as an aura

Not everyone experiences a migraine in exactly the same way. You may experience just one, or several of the above symptoms.

What causes migraines?

It’s not known for certain what causes migraines. They may be caused by imbalances in certain brain chemicals. You may be more genetically predisposed to developing migraines too if they run in your family.

An acute migraine often forms in response to specific triggers. In women, hormone changes associated with the menstrual cycle can be a trigger. Other possible factors that may prompt a migraine attack include:

  • Stress and tension
  • Weather patterns
  • Certain foods or drink

Women are more likely to get migraines compared with men. Your age also plays a role. You may start to get migraines in your teens and they continue into your 30s, only to lessen in frequency and severity as you get older.

What are chronic migraines?

Chronic migraines are diagnosed when you have more than 15 migraines per month for three months, or longer. Chronic migraines can interrupt your daily life and lead to problems in the workplace.

How does a chiropractor treat migraines?

Dr. Lobacz offers spinal manipulations that help free up the spinal column and nerves. Chiropractic involves no medications; rather, it considers how your spinal and joint alignment affect your overall health.

Chiropractic adjustments can relieve subluxations, or misalignments, in the cervical spine that could be causing the neurological symptoms of a migraine. Evidence shows that such adjustments can successfully reduce episodes of migraines in chronic sufferers.

Dr. Lobacz also can help you identify triggers that bring on your migraines, including poor sleep habits, dietary issues, and stress.

If you suffer from chronic migraines, call the office of Lobacz Chiropractic to learn how spinal manipulations may help free you from pain.