Many Americans these days suffer with chronic headaches and migraines. The pain can be so severe that you may even have to go to an emergency room. The throbbing pain can be unrelenting and include dizziness and nausea. Those drugs that do help a little also have many dangerous side effects.
Over-the-counter medications are somewhat effective if you catch the migraine in time but this is a key to alleviating the pain of a migraine. You must begin taking medications the moment you believe you are coming down with a migraine. Sometimes sufferers report experiencing the “halo effect” where they see haloes around objects and this signals the beginning of a migraine. Once the migraine moves into its full and worst state, it is very difficult to treat. Even strong prescription medications may not work.
Thousands of migraine sufferers find relief with chiropractic adjustments. The therapeutic manipulation of the spine and soft tissue often causes the spinal column, neck and back to relax enough to ease suffering. Deep tissue massage can also bring relief to tense, bound up muscles. Other home remedies that can work to relieve migraine pain are:
- Soaking in warm tub with Epsom Salts added
- Relaxing walk
- Deep breathing exercises
Since many migraines originate out of worry and extreme stress, laughter often works well to turn things around. Laughing is good medicine for many ailments and has even been used by cancer patients. Biofeedback trains the mind to direct its energy to the areas that are in pain and bring peace and comfort where there is tension. Some patients find that heat or ice packs on their forehead or neck area can help as well.
Many studies have been performed by university science departments and pharmaceutical labs. These studies often conclude that most patients find as much relief from one of the natural remedies named above as from a harsh prescription drug. Approximately 20% of migraine sufferers say that visiting their chiropractor helps with a migraine.
Dr. Bob Seiler of the Holistic Chiropractic and Wellness in Salt Lake City, UT offers patients some natural choices for the healing of migraines. Dr. Seiler has over 20 years of experience and extensive training as a chiropractor. He uses the science, art and philosophy of chiropractic Utah to gently promote the body’s natural healing functions. This often results in a true and lasting relief for patients.
Utah Holistic Chiropractor Dr. Seiler works with migraine sufferers using his intuitive understanding of how the body works and how each system interacts with the others. With careful manipulation of the spine, neck and back, Dr. Seiler encourages the mind, body and spirit to achieve maximum health, resulting in less overall pain. With chiropractic, patients simply feel better and they don’t have to worry about harmful side effects.