Got Migraine Headaches?
Did you know that 9 out of 10 people experience headaches? Are you one of them? Chiropractic care may help alleviate headaches, including migraine headaches, in several ways. Here are a few:
- Improving Nervous System Function: Interference with the nervous system, also known as a subluxation, is a disruption in the flow of information between the brain and body, kind of like static on your cell phone. Chiropractors use gentle adjustments to restore this information flow, which may help reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine headaches.
- Reducing Muscle Tension: Muscle tension in the neck, shoulders, and back can contribute to headaches. First, improving the function of the nervous system leads to better signals to your firing muscles. Secondly, chiropractors may use other techniques such as neuro-muscular re-education, percussive massage (instrument-based), and trigger point therapy to release tension in the muscles, which also may help reduce the severity of migraines.
- Addressing Posture Issues: Your nervous system controls everything in your body, from digestion, to hormones, to your posture. If your posture is off, your nervous system is off. On top of this, poor posture can put strain on the neck and shoulder muscles, which contributes to migraines. Having a healthier functioning nervous system helps correct posture imbalances, along with stretching and exercises to address poor posture.
- Providing Lifestyle Advice: Many headaches and migraines are the result of what you are putting into and doing to your body! Chiropractors offer advice on lifestyle factors that can contribute to migraines, such as diet, hydration, sleep, and stress management. By addressing these factors, chiropractic care may help reduce the frequency and severity of migraines and other types of headaches.
Help With Migraine Headaches
In the end, many people find that chiropractic care helps reduce the intensity and frequency of their migraines, as well as improve their overall quality of life. If you are a headache person (you know who I’m talking to), or you have a history of migraines, chiropractic may be a great health care modality to support you on your healing journey. Use this link to schedule a new patient exam today.
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