Migraine Relief and Chiropractic – A Heretic’s Tale
Let me start by saying I did not believe in chiropractors. 🙅🏻♀️
I had been treated by one for some time and I really found the sessions ineffective and a total waste of money.
So, I continued with my usual allied health treatments, namely physiotherapy, remedial massage, and podiatry.
Oh, and every handbag I owned contained ibuprofen as did my car glove box, work desk etc. 💊💊
I suffered from severe headaches and that was the only thing that seemed to work. 🤕 That and perhaps Coca Cola (= a massive sugar and caffeine hit together).
I used to call these headaches “mini-migraines,” not that they were as painful as the true migraines I had suffered.
If I got on top of my “mini-migraines” before they got too bad, I would be okay.
If I did not, then apart from the debilitating pain I would also be nauseous and total ineffective in my tasks.
Then my wonderful remedial masseur became a qualified chiropractor. 👨🏻⚕️
I was meeting with him on a business matter when he offered to look at a painful foot issue I was having.
The physio had not been able to help with this issue at all and the podiatrist had helped a little but then Dr Clyde helped a lot.
It was then that I started to think there is something to this chiropractic therapy.
Fast forward some months and my foot pain was now manageable.
And my headaches were gone! 🤯
In my case, my “mini-migraines” were caused by the tension I held in my neck, shoulders, and jaw.
I had always suffered from stress and anxiety and over time the ramifications of this just magnified.
As with everything there is a flow on effect.
Until I had posture scans done, I had no clue how bad my posture was.
Note the red lines. These are the reality of your spinal alignment.
The green line indicates the ideal alignment of your spine.
In fact, most people are walking around with spinal subluxations due to poor posture.
This is just a result of the lifestyle we now lead as well as gravitational pull.
And as I now know, posture is everything!
Poor posture can be responsible for:
Ø Migraines and tension headaches.
Ø Shoulder, neck, and back pain.
Ø High blood pressure.
Ø Heart disease.
Ø Reduced lung function.
Ø Stress and anxiety.
Ø Fatigue or low energy.
Ø Constipation and gastrointestinal pain.
…. to name just a few.
I have had a regular regime of chiropractic therapy for some years now.
As a result, my “mini-migraines” are long gone. I may experience strong headaches once or twice a year but nothing like I endured in the past.
In fact, I recently had to throw all my headache tablets out as I had not used them in so long, they were now all out of date!
My regular chiropractic sessions really do put my body back in sync.
Chiropractic is also an efficacious therapy for pre and post-natal depression.
The more I learn the more I realise chiropractic therapy, due to its focus on the spine and central nervous system, can benefit all of us.
This is not to say we no longer need medications or other forms of treatment, but rather, chiropractic can be a wonderful complimentary therapy to mainstream medicine.
And given such a natural holistic therapy can result in such successful outcomes why would you not use it?