Wellness Tips to Help Prevent Migraines
Few conditions can knock someone out of commission faster than the pain and nausea of a migraine headache. These headaches occur when altered serotonin levels cause rapid changes in cranial blood pressure. Here are some coping strategies from us here at Back On Track Chiropractic & Wellness Center:
- Watch what you eat. Many foods are known to trigger migraines, and unless you know exactly which ones trigger yours, you are better off avoiding all of the usual suspects. The list includes aged, cured, processed and pickled foods such as meats, cheeses, red wine, peanut products, and seasoning such as MSG and soy sauce. Too much caffeine can also spark a migraine. We can help you modify your diet so you can enjoy healthy meals while avoiding migraine attacks.
- Avoid physical and emotional stress. When you are under stress, your body's hormonal balance may change, altering your serotonin levels and possibly setting off a migraine. Depression, fatigue, excessive physical exercise, irregular eating habits and interrupted sleep cycles can all play a role. Menstruating women also undergo hormonal changes that can lead to the familiar pain and sickness. We can prescribe lifestyle adjustments as part of our holistic approach to your health.
- Seek chiropractic care. Spinal adjustment has reduced severity and frequency of migraine headaches for many sufferers. Anything that impairs nerve function can affect your chemical balance and vital signs, so by correcting misalignments that affect the nerves we can improve your body's ability to function normally. The benefits can include a more stable blood pressure that helps you avoid the characteristic blood vessel dilation and constriction of a migraine attack, as well as improvements in hormonal balance.
We Can Help with Migraine Relief
Are you able to track your symptoms to know when a migraine attack is about to occur?