Most people experience a headache from time to time. But if you suffer from chronic headaches and migraines, you know how relentless the pain can be. If you’ve been experiencing these symptoms and are looking for other alternatives besides strong medications, there is help. Research shows that chiropractic and even acupuncture treatment can help relieve the pain from chronic headaches and migraines. Here are a few tips to consider:
1. Prevention. The majority of most head and neck pain comes from having poor posture and reduced spinal mobility. Many times adhesions, scar tissue and poor muscle contraction problems in the neck can contribute to headaches, plus neck and shoulder pain. Many of these problems will improve greatly with chiropractic adjustments to your mid and upper spinal regions. When your spine function improves, many times headaches and or migraines reduce in frequency and intensity.
2. Track and Avoid Triggers. If you are a chronic headache and migraine sufferer, keep a journal of any foods, smells, stress, weather patterns or other environmental factors that may cause symptoms. If you get tension headaches, make sure you are getting up frequently from your computer and have your screen height and keyboard height set to minimize neck and upper back strain. Remember that not every trigger is consistent. It’s important to also consult your doctor.
3. Talk to Your Chiropractor. Dr. Kleker is always happy to sit down with you and discuss any questions or concerns you may have about headaches and migraines. We help you improve the function of your spine so that you will often find relief from your pain. Contact Dr. Mike Kleker conveniently located in Fort Collins today at 970-377-1775 to schedule your free consultation.