Over time, stress can cause many different physical reactions throughout the body. Stress causes muscles to tighten, acid to build within the stomach, and the inability to relax. When a person isn’t allowed to relax, their sleep patterns also are affected. As the person becomes more fatigued, both mentally and physically, the brain uses massive amounts of B vitamins to help cope with the excess chemicals and free radicals constantly being produced. The longer the person remains under stress without the ability to relax or sleep efficiently, the more likely it is that chronic headaches and neck pain will become a regular occurrence.
Chiropractic adjustments can help to reduce migraine pain by releasing pressure in the skull and neck. Releasing pressure that has accumulated due to an injury or stress helps to restore blood flow, providing the brain with what it needs to function efficiently. Migraines are often triggered by intense sights, sounds, or odors, and chiropractic adjustments can't remedy this. What an adjustment does is control the body's overall response. The migraine pain may still be present, but with an adjustment, its severity and duration may be reduced dramatically. For people who have chronic migraine pain, regular adjustments can also reduce the frequency of these headaches.
Migraines are often triggered by loud noises, strong smells, extremely bright lights, changes in a person's environment, or extreme fluctuations in temperature ranging from cold to hot or vice versa. Every person is different when it comes to migraine triggers. For some people, it may be a combination of environmental factors. Other people have migraines that are triggered by life and health events such as constant periods of extreme stress, hormonal imbalances, or injuries to the neck and shoulders. Chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy are effective when it comes to controlling migraines in their earliest stages.
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