At best, a headache is a painful inconvenience. However, more intense migraines can be quite debilitating, causing nausea and interfering with your life. You understand how frustrating this can be if you suffer from migraines or headaches. Fortunately, our chiropractor at Marshall Chiropractic Wellness Center in West Hollywood may be able to help.
How Can a Chiropractor Help with Headaches and Migraines?
If you suffer from headaches or migraines, chiropractic care may help in two ways. First, your provider may use spinal manipulation and adjustments to improve spinal function. This can relieve tension or pain that contributes to your headaches.
Our chiropractor may also examine your posture, which can contribute to headaches. Poor posture can lead to tension in the neck and the base of the skull that causes headaches. Activities such as using a computer where you remain in the same position for hours at a time can also exacerbate the issue, especially if you have poor posture. Unfortunately, we spend time being sedentary in front of screens now more than ever. Together, with our chiropractor, you can develop skills to improve posture and relieve joints and muscles that may have suffered from a sedentary lifestyle and poor posture.
Our chiropractor will work with you to address overall wellness concerns that may be playing a role in your headaches and migraines, specifically nutrition. The causes of migraines and headaches are often referred to as triggers. There is a wide range of triggers, including:
Avoiding triggers may reduce the frequency of headaches if those headaches are not caused by other issues. Thus, learning about how nutrition impacts your body may be the key to controlling your headaches and reducing your need for headache and migraine painkillers, which some people find to be less effective over time.
If you are unaware of your nutritional triggers, our chiropractor can work with you to identify them and limit them when possible. Identifying those triggers may help you to recognize when a headache is coming on and how to respond appropriately, whether that may mean taking medication or moving to a safe environment that will not make your pain worse.
Find Help with Headaches in West Hollywood
If other methods have failed to help with your headaches or migraines, it’s time to see a chiropractor. Call Marshall Chiropractic Wellness Center at (323) 848-6997 today to schedule an appointment.