Headaches and migraines are quite a common condition experienced by a large number of people round the world with a number of associated triggers, including stress, florescent lights, lack of sleep, strong odors, as well as incorrect food and eating habits. Apart from such causes, personal injury accidents in the neck or upper back can also lead to severe headaches and migraines. Chiropractic care can help alleviate the symptoms and pain experienced by migraine sufferers in an all natural, drug free way.
Diagnosis for Headaches and Migraines
The first step to chiropractic care for migraines and headaches is to find the underlying causes of these conditions by accessing the spine and posture of an individual. A chiropractor may check for the neck flexibility, tightness or tenderness in the muscles, as well as may perform orthopedic/neurological tests, to x-rays to study the extent of the condition. After a thorough diagnosis, possible surgical or non-surgical treatments of migraines and headaches may include spinal chiropractic adjustments, decompression therapy, nutritional and posture advice.
Without the need to use medication, chiropractors may use both massage and trigger point therapy to treat migraines. Trigger points can be helpful in identifying certain types of migraines and the appropriate compression of those trigger points by a chiropractor can help them reproduce the pain felt by a migraine patient, thereby coming up with a personalized treatment plan.
Cervical spine adjustments can effectively decrease the level of pain in headaches and migraines during a migraine attack as well as prevent the same from occurring. A reduction in the frequency of migraines and the decreased level of pain leads to an improved overall quality of life for migraine sufferers.
Chiropractic care runs on a holistic approach to treatment, thereby incorporating lifestyle and nutritional counseling into the complete treatment plans for those who suffer from headaches and migraines. By helping you identify the nutritional habits that are triggering your pain, a chiropractor can assist in alleviating your migraines and reducing their frequency. Common dietary triggers may include foods rich in added MSG, caffeine, raisins, chickpeas, papayas, alcohol as well as dairy items such as cheese or yogurt.
Advice On Posture And Corrective Exercises
Chiropractic care also includes strengthening the muscles of the neck and back through corrective exercises as well as advice those who suffer from frequent headaches and migraines on improving their posture. The reason behind the same is that a poor posture can play a significant role in causing severe headaches and migraines due to the overuse of the muscles.
Chiropractic care for migraines and headaches leads to the right and effective approach to treatment, which not only reduces and cures such headaches, but also combats their recurrence.
If you’re suffering from headaches or migraines, call Dr. Johnson today and get treated!