How many of us have suffered from a migraine or are prone to chronic headaches? It may be more common than you think! Turns out, nine out of every ten Americans suffer from some form of a headache. In some cases, they can be severe and start to hinder the quality of your life. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraines are the third most common illness in the world and the sixth most disabling illness. Most try and deal with their pain in a similar way: ignore it and try to carry on, lie down and sleep it off, or take medication to ease the symptoms. However, there is a better and more effective way to deal with those chronic headaches.
If you haven’t been able to guess just yet, that way is through an integrated healthcare approach, especially when chiropractic care is involved. The combination of spinal manipulation, active and passive exercises, and medical support can ease even the most extreme cases of headaches and migraines. Through chiropractic care, you are not only applying an effective method of healing for your symptoms, you are also contributing to your overall proactive health and wellness.
The three most common headache types that chiropractic can help with are cervicogenic headaches, migraines, and tension headaches. These headaches can appear when your spine is not properly aligned. That is why seeking chiropractic treatment that addresses misalignments will stop the pain from returning, not just mask it for a period of time. There have been multiple studies that found that regularly seeing a chiropractor was effective in treating migraines in as many as 75% of subjects. The goal should not only be pain relief, but overall wellness. That is our main focus at Keystone Health and Wellness Center.
Ways you can help with your headaches:
- Take a break from sitting or standing in the same position for a long period of time, and stretch.
- Avoid clenching your teeth. Your upper teeth should generally never touch your lower teeth, except when swallowing.
- Stay hydrated by drinking the recommended eight 8-ounces glasses of water a day.
- Be sure to unwind at the end of the day so you are able to relax and sleep better.
- Don’t skip meals. Fasting can increase the risk of migraines.
You do not have to live with debilitating and chronic headaches. We can help you find relief quickly and heal your body over time to get you back on track and headache free! If you are ready to get started and kick your headaches to the curb, all you have to do is call!