Headaches and Migraines

Headaches and migraines are common problems that have uncommon impacts on the lives of the people who suffer from them. You may be unable to work, attend school, go out with friends, or do just about anything. Fortunately, there are many treatments available from your doctor and chiropractor, like Dr. Weeks at Weeks Wellness Chiropractic in Longmont, CO. Let’s look at a few ways you can reduce or eliminate headache and migraine pains.

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Learn Your Triggers

Although headaches and migraines seem to attack unpredictably, there are often common foods, drinks, smells, and activities that precede an attack. These common things are called triggers because they set headaches and migraines into motion. Learning to identify your triggers helps you avoid them, and in turn, avoid headaches and migraines.

Keep a Headache and Migraine Journal

Start keeping records of what happened to you on days before a headache or migraine attack. Write if you slept well, what medication you took, what you ate and drank, and what you did just before the pain started. Make note if anything was bothering you before an attack, such as a strong smell or bright light in your eyes. If you are a woman, note if you were about to get or were having your period. Share this journal with your doctor and chiropractor to help identify your triggers.

Make Better Sleep a Priority

Poor sleep increases your chance of getting headaches or migraines. Cut back on alcohol and caffeine to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Try melatonin, which is a natural sleep aid. Stop looking at a digital screen at least one hour before bed. Try sleeping alone to see if that helps you get better sleep.

Chiropractic Adjustments

Gentle spinal adjustments improve your circulation, increase relaxation, and ease pressure on your nerves. Chiropractors can help you improve your posture so your spine stays well-adjusted.

Lifestyle and Nutritional Advice

By going over your journal and talking with you, the chiropractor can provide meaningful suggestions on what diet or lifestyle changes you can make to reduce the triggers that cause headache and migraine attacks. These changes can also help increase your overall health and quality of life.

E-Stim

E-stim is short for electrical stimulation. Your chiropractor will use a device like a TENS unit to stimulate your nerves. Although this may seem like an odd way to treat headaches and migraines, Harvard Medical School notes three studies that back the effectiveness of electrical stimulation for migraines. This treatment is not recommended for anyone with a seizure disorder.

Get Natural Migraine Treatment in Longmont, CO

There is no need to suffer from headaches or migraines when there are many effective treatments available. If you live in the Longmont area, contact Weeks Wellness Chiropractic to schedule an appointment with Dr. Weeks. Call our team today at (303) 776-6596 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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