Migraines – Stress Reduction and Another Natural Way to Get Help

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Migraines are a neurological condition that often presents with a moderate to severe headache, nausea, and sensory sensitivities. Besides medication, doctors often recommend keeping a journal to identify and avoid as many migraine triggers as possible. Migraine triggers are often unique to each person. However, stress is one extremely common trigger.

It’s interesting that researchers have found day-to-day stresses result in more migraines than big life adjustments (like moving or the loss of a loved one). As a result, it is important to reduce daily stress in order to reduce the frequency of migraines. Let’s look at some ways to lower stress levels as well as consider another natural way to get help for migraines.

5 Ways to Reduce Stress that Leads to Migraines

Here are 5 stress-reduction tips that may help you to have fewer migraines:

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  • Sleep 7-8 hours per night
  • Eat a nutritious diet
  • Meditate on positive things (try working your way up to 30 minutes a day)
  • Exercise (try a minimum of 30 minutes a day)
  • Stretch (techniques like Pilates are very restful)

Other things like taking an occasional vacation or starting up a new hobby may also help. However, reducing stress is just a way of avoiding a migraine trigger. Is there a natural way to get to the underlying problem?

Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care for Migraines

When the atlas (C1) is misaligned, it can affect blood flow to the brain, cerebrospinal fluid drainage, and brainstem function. These are all factors that can be tied to migraines. For many, this misalignment was caused by a head or neck trauma, but normal wear and tear can also take its toll on this extremely mobile vertebra.

An atlas adjustment has helped many patients in case studies to experience fewer migraine or even find complete relief. At Premier Family Wellness and Spinal Care, we strive to provide our patients with similar results. Schedule a consult today to learn more about what upper cervical chiropractic may be able to do for you.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Perkins, call 248-780-8864 or just click the button below area.

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If you are outside of the local area you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.

Dr. Chris Perkins Chiropractor Farmington Hills Mi.

Meet Dr. Christopher Perkins

Dr. Perkins grew up in Novi, Michigan and attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He received his Doctorate Magna Cum Laude with a focus on Upper Cervical Chiropractic care. Chris is well known in the community for his public speaking and holds a number of professional certifications. We are proud to say that Dr. Perkins and Perkins Family Wellness has been recognized by Hour Magazine as one of the Top Chiropractors in Metro Detroit  for 3 years in row.

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"After 30 plus years of almost daily headaches and increasing severe debilitating migraines, I am pain free. I had tried everything, including 3 different chiropractors, medical tests, food allergy tests, special prism glasses, massage, etc. Dr. Perkins was a life changer for sure. Thanks to Dr. Perkins, I now know what it is like to live without pain. For someone with my headache history, this is a miracle"... Kathy Hiatt
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