If you suffer from chronic headaches of any variety, we are willing to bet you are interested in preventing them. The problem is that headaches strike so suddenly, and often so strongly, that we have little recourse but to reach for painkillers. Pain medication is important in the short term because it reduces intensity and allows us to focus on other things; by the same token it masks the symptoms and allows us to ignore the severity of the problem. At our office in Park Slope, we are motivated by the idea that we can reduce the severity, duration and frequency of headaches to help you live a better life despite your pain.
When it comes to preventing headaches, many in the health community agree that circulation is a good place to start. Chiropractic techniques and acupuncture both boost circulation by opening up blood vessels in the head and neck. We can also show you simple stretches that reduce tension and get your blood flowing in moments of stagnation. By promoting better blood flow and reducing inflammation, we make the first step in preventing tension headaches and migraines.
Circulation is just step one. Factors including diet, hydration and posture are also primary considerations. At Community Chiropractic and Acupuncture of Park Slope, we want to help you design a holistic solution for your headaches. This includes identifying triggers, whether they be particular settings, foods or activities. We can effect a wholesale change in the way you see, treat and prevent your headaches. Let's make 2018 the year where you start to fight back against the grip of headaches in your life- give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today.