An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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The vast majority of Americans will suffer from headaches this year, about a quarter of whom will struggle with life-draining migraines. For anyone out there in New London, Waterford, East Lyme and surrounding communities who struggles with headaches and migraines, we want you to know that there is help—natural help that works because it addresses the root causes behind the pain instead of just covering it up with drugs. While most people think chiropractic care is just for back pain, our team of chiropractors provides a wide range of solutions for Groton headache and migraine care that can significantly reduce the amount of time you spend suffering.
Here at Advanced Back & Neck Care Center in Groton, we approach headache and migraine pain from several different angles, all without medication. The fact is that headaches are a symptom that points to a deeper issue that needs to be addressed. Rather than prescribing medication that can cause side effects while only providing temporary relief, our Groton chiropractor will work with you to discover what is causing the headaches or migraines and treat that deeper issue so that the headaches will abate.
Often times, headaches and migraines are a symptom that one or more of your vertebrae are improperly aligned, particularly in the neck area. This may have happened in a car accident or sports injury, or simply from years of poor posture. In any case, misaligned vertebrae can pinch nerves, strain muscles and even affect blood supply to the brain, all of which can lead to headaches. Our chiropractor can diagnose which vertebrae are out of line. Then, through a series of very precise and gentle spinal adjustments, we can work those vertebrae back into proper alignment to free up pinched nerves, which can lead to pain relief.
In addition to experienced chiropractic care, we also offer treatments that address other causes behind headaches and migraines. Massage therapy, for example, is a key for stress relief. Stress very often exacerbates headaches and strains neck muscles that can adversely affect your spinal alignment. Massage also stimulates the production of endorphins—your body’s own painkillers—and improves your sleep patterns. We also provide acupuncture, an ancient Chinese healing practice with thousands of years of practical, documented application and a growing body of scientific evidence supporting its efficacy against various types of pain, including headaches and migraines. We offer extensive nutritional counseling as well since there are several types of food that can trigger those episodes. Our goal is to help you discover a nutrition plan that helps bolster and strengthen your body while steering clear of those triggers.
If you suffer from headaches and migraines in New London, Waterford, East Lyme and surrounding communities, call us today at 860-448-2225. Together we can help you find long-lasting, natural pain relief and better overall health!