Headaches and Migraines
Headaches and migraines can appear from nowhere and the associated symptoms, such as nausea and visual aura can be disturbing and uncomfortable. While sadly at times there is no cure, symptomatic relief may be obtained from Chiropractic treatment. Chiropractic treatment has the added advantage of being a safe, drug free alternative.
There are clinical trials to show people suffering from headaches, in particular migraines, can get relief through spinal adjustments, according to University of Maryland Medical Center. In a study conducted on a group of people suffering from migraines, it was found 22 percent reported reduced incidences of migraine attacks and another 49 percent reported reduction in the intensity of the attack after receiving chiropractic treatment.
Individuals suffering from headaches and migraines can find relief with the help of chiropractic treatment. It is important to note that every person is different and hence, the chiropractor will first evaluate you thoroughly before determining the course of treatment. Usually, but not always, spinal adjustments of the cervical or thoracic vertebrae alleviates many symptoms associated with tension headaches and migraines.
However, chiropractic treatment is more than just spinal manipulation. The chiropractor also will offer nutritional and lifestyle advice, as it well known that certain foods and lifestyle habits can trigger headaches and/or migraines. You may be asked to adopt these measures in your life:
- Avoid cigarettes, alcohol (especially beer and red wine) and caffeine
- Doing regular exercise
- Breathing exercises to reduce stress
- Not skipping meals
- Get adequate hours of sleep in the night
- Refraining from eating foods that trigger migraines and headaches, such as chocolates, cheeses, onions, dairy products, bacon, salami, avocado, bananas, hot dogs and pickled foods
If headaches and migraines are playing havoc with your health and life, visit a qualified and licensed chiropractor. Chiropractic care can do wonders.