Migraine Specialist

Whole Body Healthcare

Integrative Medicine Clinic & Medical Center located in Baltimore, MD

Headaches are common, and while uncomfortable, for most people, fairly manageable. However, if you suffer from migraine headaches, you may be out of commission for a few hours or a few days. The team at Whole Body Healthcare in Baltimore, Maryland offers chiropractic treatment to help relieve your migraine headache and improve your quality of life. Call or book an appointment using the online booking agent today.

Migraine Q & A

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What is a migraine headache?

A migraine is a type of head pain that causes severe debilitating pain that may last for hours. It’s not completely understood what causes migraines, but you may notice certain activities or foods trigger a migraine.

Common migraine triggers include:

  • Stress
  • Wine or caffeinated drinks
  • Hormonal changes, especially around menstruation for women
  • Salty or processed foods
  • Skipping meals
  • Bright lights
  • Increase in physical activity


How do I know it is a migraine headache?

There are a number of different types of headaches, but migraine headaches come with some common symptoms, including:

  • Severe throbbing pain on one side of the head
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light


You also may notice certain symptoms before, during, and after your migraine, such as food cravings before, lightheadedness during, or confusion after your migraine.

If you’re not your headaches are migraines, the medical experts at Whole Body Healthcare can offer a diagnosis after an examination and testing.


How are migraine headaches treated?

Medications are often used to treat migraine headaches and include:

  • Pain relievers, both prescription and over-the-counter
  • Triptans to constrict blood vessels to reduce onset
  • Anti-nausea medication to manage symptoms
  • Beta blockers taken before start of your migraine to reduce severity
  • Antidepressants to prevent migraine occurrence


The team at Whole Body Healthcare also offers adjustments to relieve pain or prevent your migraine headaches. Spinal adjustments relieve neck muscle tension, which may alleviate a potential source of pain.

Due to variations in symptoms and triggers, the team at Whole Body Healthcare develop individualized treatment plans to manage migraine headaches.


Can I prevent a migraine headache?

In addition to spinal adjustments, the team at Whole Body Healthcare also recommends lifestyle changes to help prevent migraines, such as:

  • Relaxation techniques like meditation to reduce stress
  • Eating a healthy diet and avoiding trigger foods and drinks
  • Tracking your headaches with a diary
  • Getting an adequate amount of sleep


If you suffer from migraine headaches and you’re looking for an alternative treatment, call the office or book an appointment online.