More than 39 million Americans suffer from migraines, and if you’re a woman, you are three times more likely to have a migraine than if you were a man.
Migraines are painful and can disrupt your life by either calling out of work, missing events or simply dealing with the pain. Doctors will often prescribe medication to treat migraines, but as with any prescription drug, they come with a long list of potential side effects.
In today’s article, we’ll discuss ways to treat migraines without using prescription drugs.
Migraines can sprout out of nowhere and often at the most inconvenient times. However, you can do a few things on your own to try and alleviate any pain or discomfort you’re feeling.
Massaging your scalp can help in relieving tension and pressure. Additionally, the massage will help increase blood circulation, which can help relieve pain.
Take Time to Sleep
Having too much or even too little sleep can trigger migraines. To help prevent future migraines, it’s important to implement good sleep habits. Instead of scrolling through your phone right before bed or watching one more episode of your favorite show, try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. A nap can also help in fighting off a migraine. If you feel a migraine coming on, try to lie down and get some extra rest.
Use Cold Compresses
Cold compresses are great for a wide range of things, especially migraines. Get a bag of ice or frozen peas and wrap it inside a towel. Once the bag is wrapped, press it against your temple or neck for 10 minutes and then take a break. After about 15 minutes, you can place the bag back on your temple or neck.
Chiropractic Care for Migraines
Even though migraines have no cure, when it comes to managing migraines, chiropractic care is always the answer.
Now, depending on the severity of your migraine, our chiropractors may recommend soft tissue therapy, spinal adjustments , and/or lifestyle changes. Soft tissue therapy can include a targeted massage that offers relief to the affected areas. As the name suggests, spinal adjustments focuses on applying pressure to the joints within your spine, and often times there is built up tension or a misalignment that needs to be addressed.
Visit us at ProActive Health today to “Align Your Spine, Realign Your Life!”
Ready to see a chiropractor, whether for the first time or as someone looking to visit a new chiropractic office? Dr. Doug Patterson or Dr. Michael Hummer at ProActive Health is the top choice in the Michiana area! They will help guide you in developing a plan to tackle a routine exercise plan, consuming the right foods, and targeting your goals with chiropractic care.
Dr. Doug Patterson hurt his back in 1993 thus he first sought the care of a Chiropractor. After this experience, he decided he wanted to help people himself by pursuing chiropractic. He is a 1997 graduate of the Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia, and has been in practice for 25+ years. Since then, Dr. Doug has expanded his field of practice to include functional medicine, science-based nutrition, and now certified in Shockwave Therapy. Schedule a visit with Dr. Doug at ProActive Health today!
Dr. Michael Hummer is native to northern Indiana. He grew up very active and found great enjoyment playing football, rugby, and wrestling. Dr. Mike earned his undergraduate degree in Dietetics at Ashland University where as a student-athlete he was a member of the varsity wrestling team. After graduation, he went on to become a personal trainer, and through his passion for both fitness and nutrition, he helped people to achieve their own goals and acquire greater health and wellness. At the same time, he also enjoyed working with and inspiring the local youth throughout his community through his dedication as a volunteer wrestling coach. Now Dr. Mike is excited to apply his education from Logan University and versatile skill set in aiding the community as they strive for greater health and happiness. Dr. Mike is also certified in Shockwave Therapy.. Schedule a visit with Dr. Mike at ProActive Health today!