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Headaches & Migraines

Our Decatur chiropractic practice offers pain relief for those who suffer with migraines and headaches. One of the reasons I became an Atlanta chiropractor is because my debilitating headaches went away when I started chiropractic care at the age of 28. Due to own experience, I am committed to helping every patient we see get rid of their own headaches or significantly reduce the intensity and frequency.

One of first goals is to identify the life-style triggers that are contributing to the frequency and intensity of the migraines and headaches. As part of our patient care, each visit we identify weaknesses in diet, rest/sleep habits, exercise, and stressors/emotional health. Our practice strongly emphasizes eating whole foods that have a natural anti-inflammatory effect such as turmeric, ginger and the proper omega-3 ratio for example. We have monthly Lifestyle Modules that teach patients how to incorporate sensible, keep-it-simple changes for the biggest health impact.

When we look our patients x-rays and posture pictures, we commonly see a loss of the normal “c-shape” curve that is crucial for healthy neck function and mobility. Additionally, a lot of people who suffer with headaches have “forward head posture” that puts pounds of extra pressure on the spine and nervous system. Regular chiropractic adjustments remove the tension, stiffness and stress to the spine, nervous system and surrounding tissues that people have become conditioned to. It’s gratifying to witness patients expecting more for themselves and see them feeling a return of ease, flexibility and “lightness” that is exciting and noticeable!

There are many studies showing the benefits of the drug-free, natural healing approach of chiropractic for migraine sufferers. For example, in one study chiropractic care resulted in a reduction of 90% of migraine episodes with the length of each migraine reduced by 38%. In addition, medication use dropped 94% and other symptoms associated with migraine such as nausea, vomiting, photophobia and phonophobia were reduced. An exciting study was conducted in 2014 showing that regular use of ginger has the same clinical effect at migraine medication in both preventing migraines and lowering the severity.  If you or someone you care about is experiencing migraines or other headaches call us today to schedule your free chiropractic consultation! What are you waiting for?

Yours in Optimal Health, Dr. Kathleen Sherwood