Headaches and migraines can present differently in each person. While some people experience pain near the forehead, other types of pain can radiate down the back of the head. No matter the kind of headaches you experience, chiropractic care can help. Poirier Chiropractic understands that headaches and migraines can prevent you from fully participating in daily life. That's why our chiropractic care works to naturally reduce the severity and frequency of your headaches or migraines. If you are in Shelby Township, here are some techniques we use to treat head pain.
Keeping a Headache or Migraine Journal
Headaches and migraines are often triggered by certain foods, smells, medication, or actions. Write down whenever you have a headache or migraine. Write what you were doing when it started, what you ate and drank that day, how well you slept that night, what you did that helped or didn't help the pain, and how long the pain lasted. Women should keep track of their menstrual cycles since hormones rising and falling can cause migraines. Share this journal with our chiropractor for a professional assessment.
Wearing sunglasses when it's bright out can help prevent headaches or migraines. When pain starts, wearing sunglasses indoors also helps with light sensitivity. Smoking aggravates many health conditions, including chronic headaches and migraines. Our chiropractor offers lifestyle advice to help you avoid potential triggers.
Tense muscles and stress contribute to headaches and migraines. Getting a professional massage helps to relieve stress. There are no side effects, making massage therapy a safe and effective way to treat head pain. Our chiropractor will work on your soft tissues to promote tension relief and blood flow to the affected area. As a result, you will leave the session with mobile, flexible muscles and a stress-free mindset.
Migraines and headaches are often caused by poor posture and muscles being out of alignment with the spine, joints, and nerves. Chiropractic adjustments help put everything into proper alignment. Chiropractors also help with your sitting, standing, and walking postures to help your body work more efficiently. We may also recommend exercises to do at home to help preserve alignment, lose weight, and promote healthy sleep.
Our chiropractor will also go over your diet and any nutritional supplements you are currently taking. What we eat affects our health in many different ways. Certain foods can trigger headaches or cause other health issues that cause head pain. For example, poor dieting can lead to a lack of sleep, making you more prone to headaches or migraines. Our chiropractors will recommend changes to your diet and suggest nutritional supplements to promote proper nutritional intake.
Visit Us for Chiropractic Care in Shelby Township, MI
There's no need to suffer from headaches or migraines. If you live in the Shelby Township, contact Poirier Chiropractic by emailing us at [email protected] or by calling (586) 566-5005 to make an appointment today.