According to the World Health Organization, headaches and migraines are among the most common nervous system disorders in the world. Some people only endure the occasional headache, but for others, headaches and migraines can be debilitating and cause pain and nausea. If you struggle with headaches and migraines, Myshka Chiropractic in Jonesboro, AR can help.
Headaches are a symptom that often goes untreated. If you’ve been through physical trauma, such as a car accident or fall, and find that you’ve developed ongoing headaches and migraines, it could be a sign that there’s a bigger problem.
There are other causes also. Some causes of migraines include:
- Diet, including blood sugar changes and lack of nutrients
- Environmental triggers such as lights, noises or stress
- Pinched nerve
- The body’s inability to remove toxins
- Spinal misalignment
- Behavioral triggers, such as extreme exercise or sedentary behavior
If you think that your headaches might be rooted in another issue, Myshka Chiropractic in Jonesboro is equipped to help. Chiropractic treatment is a conservative non-drug treatment for the pain.
It’s no surprise that more of us struggle with headaches today. After all, many of us spend hours looking down with chin on chest using cell phones or at the computer sitting in one position. This can put undue stress and strain on the neck, upper back and scalp, causing you to experience a headache. This has occurred so often the medical community uses the term “text neck” to descibe it.
A study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, can significantly improve many headaches. Chiropractor Dr. Susan Myshka has been treating migraines and headaches for more than three decades, and Myshka Chiropractic has proven the validity of these results for hundreds of patients through the years.
What Can Myshka Chiropractic Do for Your Headaches or Migraines?
Chiropractic adjustments have proven to be very effective to alleviate headache and migraine systems. Regular chiropractic manipulation loosens your joints and surrounding muscle groups and alleviates the tension that often causes headaches and migraines.
Dr. Myshka will also provide nutritional advice, including opportunities to level out your blood sugar and incorporate necessary nutrients into your diet. These nutritional suggestions are not only good for your headaches and migraines, they also make you feel better all over!
Myshka Chiropractic can provide guidance on improving your posture while texting, at work and at home, as well as provide techniques for relaxation and targeted exercise. These tips can help to relieve irritation of your joints and tension in the muscles of your upper back and neck.
Tips for Reducing Headache and Migraine Pain
Sitting in front of a computer, reading for long periods of time, or doing tasks like using a cell phone, sewing or crocheting that require long periods of focus in the same position can be hard on your neck and upper back muscles.
Take a stretch break every 30–60 minutes. Look up and count to 60. Roll your shoulders, stand up, and turn your head from side to side to ease the tension.
If you are prone to dull, throbbing headaches and tend to engage in heavy exercise such as running or competitive sports, you may need to take time to lower your physical impact. Spending more time engaging in low-impact aerobics may be just what you need.
Unclench your teeth. It may sound unimportant, but when upper teeth touch lower teeth while we’re resting, the temporomandibular joints (TMJs), the joints that connect the jaw to the skull, become clenched. This often leads to tension headaches. Actively think about relaxing your jaw, especially at times when you’re feeling stress.
Drink plenty of electrolyte-supplemented water, not just plain water. Chemical dehydration (loss of electrolytes) is a common cause of headaches, as is too much caffeine.
Schedule a Chiropractic Consultation
If you are suffering from migraines or headaches, contact Myshka Chiropractic today! Dr. Susan Myshka can alleviate your pain and guide you through changes to help you to eliminate headache pain for good.