Migraines – Stress Reduction and Another Natural Way to Get Help
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:
- 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.
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