Migraines are a severe form of headache which can include sensory symptoms such as flashes of light, tingling in the legs and arms, blind spots, sensitivity to sound and light, nausea, and vomiting. The pain can last for hours and even days. Usually, migraines and headaches are brought on by a trigger. Triggers include:
Misalignment of the cervical spine
This list provides a great way to prevent headaches and migraines before they occur. Drinking enough water, eating regularly, and choosing healthy options will also help. If you spend time behind a computer or a fixed position raising your monitor to eye level and getting up to stretch every 30 minutes is very beneficial.
Receive a chiropractic adjustment to the cervical spine
Drink 64-100 ounces of water daily
Eat a well balanced diet high in protein, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates
Monitor your sleeping patterns and habits
Avoid chemical based perfumes, lotions and products
Spinal manipulations and adjustments can help to improve spinal function and alleviate the pressure on the joints and nerves. Dr. Chad may also recommend dietary changes that can help the nerves and joints stay healthy. Changes in posture and incorporating exercise and relaxation techniques into your daily routine can help greatly and Dr. Chad can suggest the best options to suit your lifestyle. If you are suffering with headaches and migraines, contact the office to schedule a consultation with Advanced Corrective Chiropractic.
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