Migraine headaches are one of the top debilitating health problems in the US. Migraines can come out of now where, and prevent people from leading their normal lives. So if you are currently experiencing an intense headache or a migraine, know that you are not alone! 9 out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches, so the market for pain relief is huge! What do you do when you feel a headache coming on? Do you take a walk, a nap, or prescription medicine to help? Have you ever considered chiropractic care for your migraine headaches?
We often have new patients come through our doors who see us as their last resort. Suffering from daily headaches, somewhere along the line someone pointed them in the direction of chiropractic care. While looking for migraine relief, you may have never imagined a chiropractor could help!
More about migraines
Migraines can be unbelievably debilitating and can come on in unpredictable episodes.
Symptoms include, but are not limited to:
- Throbbing in the head
- Aversion to bright lights or loud sounds
- Fuzzy eyesight
Migraine triggers include:
- Sudden change in routine
- Increased stress or tension
- Certain foods such as chocolate, cheese, and wine
Headaches and neck tension
Today, Americans engage in more sedentary activities than ever before. The majority of America spends their day at a desk job only to go home and spend more hours on the couch in front of the television or on the computer. We have talked previously about how our poor posture can affect comfort levels, and you can explore our tips on creating an ergonomic life. Being seated in a sedentary position all day causes our shoulders to round and hunch, weakens the core and causes a build up of tension in the neck over time. The increased joint irritation and muscle tension in your neck and shoulders can be a huge contributor to your headaches.
How can a chiropractor help with my migraine headaches?
From the second you walk into Chesapeake Family Wellness suffering from migraine headaches, it becomes our goal to help you find relief! Each patient receives a plan of action for care options that are specific to each individual’s circumstances.
The following are all things we consider when creating a migraine care plan:
- Spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustments to improve spinal function to alleviate the stress on your system.
- Nutritional advice.
- Posture advice and recommendations on ergonomics.
- Tips and techniques for exercises and relaxation methods for joint irritation and tension in the neck and shoulder muscles.
If you are currently seeking relief for your migraines, Chesapeake Family Wellness Center can help! It is our goal to assist our patients to live a healthier, more active and pain-free lifestyles through conservative chiropractic care. Migraine headaches can cause your day to come to a screeching halt, and we want to get you back on schedule! Give us a call today at (410) 381-7246 or click here to schedule a free consultation!