Migraines can be debilitating, but there are many ways to make the pain and other symptoms easier to deal with. In fact, reducing the frequency and severity of migraines often comes down to lifestyle choices. That’s why migraine.com started a Twitter hashtag to promote the benefits of self-care. What are some self-care methods you can pursue, and how can upper cervical chiropractic combine with your personal efforts to result in real relief? Read on to learn more.
Using Self-Care to Help Your Migraines
First of all, it is important to understand what self-care is. In short, it means taking good care of your health through lifestyle. Everything from increasing water intake to getting regular exercise can help to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines. Here are a few more self-care suggestions:
- Sleep 7-8 hours per night
- Meditate or perform other stress relief techniques
- Brush and floss daily
- Eat a nutritious diet
- Quit smoking
Many find that living a healthier lifestyle leads to fewer migraine episodes without the need for medication.
Adding Upper Cervical Chiropractic to Your Lifestyle
Another great way to get help with migraines is to see an upper cervical chiropractor. We specialize in misalignments of the C1 and C2. The effects of a subluxation in this sensitive area can be migraines or a host of other chronic conditions. Correcting the misalignment can give the body time to heal soft tissue damage and other complications.
If you are concerned about chiropractic because you’ve had a bad experience, please note that upper cervical chiropractic is very different from what you may associate with our field. For example:
- Adjustments are low force (no popping or twisting)
- Adjustments are only given as needed
- Once adjustments begin to hold, you can reduce the frequency of visits
As a result, many find that upper cervical chiropractic care is both gentle and cost-effective. To learn more, contact an upper cervical chiropractor near you.