We all get headaches from time to time.
Migraines and tension headaches are something else entirely, though. The acute, and often debilitating effects can be very difficult to live with, and a challenge to consistently alleviate the symptoms.
Fortunately, for those suffering from migraines, chiropractic care can help.
Improving your body’s alignment can reduce the discomfort and inflammation that contributes to migraines. This is done through safe, non-invasive adjustments to the spine, which can lessen the pressure on your nerves and increase mobility in your back and upper neck.
By its very nature, chiropractic care addresses the root of the problem(s) instead of just masking them. The natural manipulations your chiropractor makes to the nervous system through adjustments will increase your body’s pain response and overall comfort levels, which can allow migraine symptoms to be better managed and reduced in severity.
Another key benefit of using chiropractic care to treat migraines is that it can help you sleep better.
Getting the proper amount of rest is crucial to your overall health. When discomfort from a stiff neck or back occurs, it can increase the severity of migraines and tension headaches. Chiropractic treatment can help realign your spine to relieve pain in many areas of your body, which will allow you to feel more comfortable and able to settle into a better state of rest. This, in turn, can give migraine symptoms time to lessen, and pass.
If you suffer from migraines and are considering chiropractic care for treatment, make sure you are clear with your doctor about all your symptoms and exact areas of discomfort. This will help your chiropractor to come up with a customized, specific plan for your body’s adjustments.
These are just a few ways in which chiropractic care can help alleviate migraine discomfort in the short and long-term. For more information or to ask any questions, visit our website, or call us at 815-380-2180.
Kirkland Family Chiropractic Center
229 First Avenue Suite 2
Rock Falls, IL 61071