Treatment for Headaches and Migraines at Westport Chiropractic and Acupuncture
At Westport Chiropractic and Acupuncture we combine the best of chiropractic care with the ancient healing art of acupuncture. The idea of acupuncture is a little scary if you have never had an acupuncture treatment before, but the procedure is pain-free, drug-free, and effective. The medical community regarded acupuncture with skepticism for many years, but the simple fact is, acupuncture works just as well as medication for migraine. Here are some examples from the medical literature:
- A medical journal called Cochrane Systematic Review reported a few years ago that acupuncture is just as effective as the prescription drugs flunarizine, metoprolol, and valproic acid for preventing migraines, without their nasty side effects. Acupuncture is especially helpful in reducing pain in the first hour of a migraine.
- Acupuncture is a low-cost, drug-free way of preventing tension headaches. One study found that if you are a man, you have a 69 percent chance of developing tension headaches at some point in your lifetime. If you are a woman, that risk goes up to 88 percent. Chances are that sooner or later tightening muscles in the back of your neck will give you an excruciating headache. Acupuncture treatment with your chiropractor in Westport can prevent that.
- Acupuncture also helps prevent cluster headaches, the kind of headache that causes pain on one side of your head. Cluster headaches tend to come back over and over again for weeks. There is a simple acupuncture treatment for preventing them, but not every acupuncturist is familiar with it.
Your Chiropractor Can Also Help You Deal with a "Pain in the Neck"
Cervicogenic headaches are so common that there's a figure of speech to describe them, a "pain in the neck." Just about everyone occasionally has to deal with neck pain that becomes headache pain. Sometimes this kind of pain is the result of whiplash, but more often it's just an accumulation of strains and sprains of your neck muscles. This kind of headache is also preventable with chiropractic care. Your chiropractor can help you stop the repetitive motions that cause the neck muscle spasms that give you a pain in the neck without resorting to Botox injections or expensive medications.
See Your Chiropractor in Westport Before Your Next Headache
The thing to remember about chiropractic care for headaches and migraines is that it is preventative. You need to start a wellness program with your chiropractor to reduce the frequency and severity of headache pain. The sooner you get started, the sooner you can get headache and migraine pain under control. Make your appointment with Westport Chiropractic and Acupuncture by calling (203) 227-4474 today!