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Headache & Migraine Chiropractic Treatments
Our Decatur chiropractic practice offers pain relief for those who suffer with migraines and headaches. One of the reasons Dr. Sherwood became a chiropractor in Atlanta is the discomfort from her debilitating headaches. She received substantial relief to the point that the headaches no longer occurred once she started chiropractic care at the age of 28. Due to her personal experience, Dr. Sherwood is committed to helping every patient she sees 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 chiropractic practice strongly emphasizes eating whole foods that have a natural anti-inflammatory effect such as turmeric, ginger and the proper omega-3 ratio. Many patients visit us after not receiving the results they expected from headache specialists. Our doctors customize our treatment programs to achieve the best results and often use a combination of therapies.
Sherwood Chiropractic offers monthly Lifestyle Modules that teach patients how to incorporate sensible, keep-it-simple changes for the biggest health impact. When our chiropractors review 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 number 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. 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 by the National Center for Biotechnology Information 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!