In the Dark From Migraine Pain, See Your Chiropractor
By Stephen R. Farris
I've known several people who suffer from migraines. It pains me to watch them have to work through it or see them retreat to the bedroom and shut out all light and noise. Medications may help relieve migraine symptoms, but they don't always succeed.
However, there may be another option that's all-natural and non-addictive to migraine sufferers. All it requires is to do a little stretching.
Side Neck Bend
This stretching technique involves the neck by leaning your head to your shoulder so your ear actually touches it. Then you repeat the movement to the other shoulder. Side neck bends can be down sitting down or standing up. Side neck bends help release the tension in your neck and upper back.
Seated Forward Fold
The seated forward fold is a basic yoga move, bringing your forehead forward while in a sitting position on the floor with legs straight out. Then try to stretch out so that your forehead touches your leg and hold for about 30 seconds. You can bend the knees if you like. The movement may give you some relief simply by resting your head on something while stretched out. For proper technique, you can find free videos available on YouTube.
The child's pose is another yoga technique to help stretch the upper back to calm your mind.
Thread the Needle
Threading the needle stretch can release tension felt in shoulders and upper back. It can also give you a bonus tension release by adding a gentle lower back twist.
See Your Chiropractor
Did you know your local chiropractor can help give you relief from migraines? Chiropractic care involves the gentle, hands-on manipulation of the spine and other joints in your body to bring them back into alignment. It's a safe, noninvasive, non-addictive, and all-natural form of therapy. Migraine sufferers may feel tension relief and better able to manage the pain after receiving chiropractic treatment, as well as:
- Reduced pain and discomfort
- Reduced inflammation
- Relief from stress and tension disorders
- Improved physical function and performance
The next time a migraine takes you down, visit your local chiropractor such as the licensed doctors of chiropractic you'll find at The Joint Chiropractic. The Joint Chiropractic has more than 600 nationwide locations and no appointment is necessary. Plus there's no need to worry about hassling with insurance as The Joint Chiropractic offers several plans that won't break your checkbook. So what are you waiting for? Visit The Joint Chiropractic today to get the pain relief you deserve!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.