Headaches

Migraine Relief in Chicago

Migraines are one of the topmost common illnesses in the world. If you belong to the category of people who experience frequent migraines, then you know how much they can affect your life. The severe or throbbing pain that accompanies migraines can make it impossible for you to function normally. You may also experience increased sensitivity to sound and light, and nausea as well. All these symptoms of migraines can contribute to making your life miserable.

Several factors may cause migraines, including exposure to certain stimuli such as deafening noises, too much light, and even behaviors such as getting too little sleep or exercising excessively. In the case of such headaches, the symptoms are warning signals pointing to an underlying problem. There are other types of migraines where the migraine itself is the underlying problem. Such migraines belong to the cluster known as primary headaches—whereby the headache itself is the critical concern that needs resolution.

Muscle tension, especially in the neck area, is the biggest culprit behind primary headaches. That’s where our chiropractor in Chicago comes in.

Chiropractic Care for Migraines

If you lead a mostly sedentary lifestyle that involves a lot of sitting, then you may be a prime candidate for primary headaches. When one spends a lot of time seated, especially in one position, tension builds up in the spine. This tension travels up to your neck and triggers pains and aches in your head.

Booking an appointment at Kindred Chiropractic gives you the chance to experience the benefits of chiropractic care for migraines. Our chiropractor may recommend spinal manipulation to ease the tension in your spine and restore normal function. The chiropractor will also advise you on proper posture. The way you hold your body when you sit or stand affects your spine, and poor posture can lead to a build-up of tension and stress.

Migraine Relief at Home

Depending on your lifestyle habits, the chiropractor may encourage you to engage in low impact exercise and make time to stand and stretch, in between your sitting periods.

If you love to clench your teeth, our chiropractor may advise you to do away with his habit as temporomandibular disorders brought on by teeth grinding can also cause tension migraines. If need be, our chiropractor in Chicago may refer you to a dentist for further attention.

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