Frankfort Headache & Migraine Relief
Chiropractic Care for Chronic Headaches and Migraines
Chiropractic care serves as an all-natural pain management solution for those who suffer from chronic headaches and migraines. His drug-free, holistic, chiropractic approach involves looking at the whole patient—from his or her posture, lifestyle and stress levels to their sleep habits and nutrition—to discover the root cause of the headaches. In the vast majority of cases, making healthy adjustments to one’s lifestyle, nutrition and posture can provide headache relief for even the most headache-distressed patients. When headaches are caused by head injuries, Dr. Stratton can help with a wide variety of physiotherapy techniques and adjustments to help with internal healing to reduce the frequency and severity of the headaches.
Alleviating the Root Causes of Chronic Headaches and Migraines for Lasting Headache Relief
The first step to headache relief is realizing that headaches are your body’s way of telling you there is a problem. Covering up the pain with pharmaceuticals may provide temporary relief, but it cannot prevent the next headache from occurring, nor does it solve the root problem. While many headaches are caused by obvious head injuries, such as concussions, there are many people who struggle to understand in the absence of an injury why their heads hurt. As Dr. Stratton works with individual patients on their chronic headaches and migraines, he usually discovers that a patient is suffering from one of the following underlying problems:
Spinal misalignments—Pinched nerves, particularly in the neck, can lead to headache problems. During the diagnosis phase, Dr. Stratton evaluates your spinal alignment. If vertebrae are not correctly aligned, he will recommend a course of gentle, precise adjustments to restore optimal posture, which releases pinched nerves. This relieves headaches for many patients.
Stress—Tension headache sufferers often struggle with inordinate amounts of stress. Stressful lifestyles can make us clench our teeth and cause our neck muscles to tighten. This not only strains the muscles, it also tugs on the vertebrae, pulling them out of alignment. Dr. Stratton’s spinal alignments and lifestyle advice can help.
Nutrition and Lifestyle Factors—Speaking of lifestyle advice, if a patient’s headaches do not respond favorably to chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Stratton focuses on what we put into our bodies. He performs highly-individualized nutritional response testing to discover a patient’s food sensitivities and nutritional deficiencies. He then designs a clinical nutrition plan for the patient that eliminates foods that cause problems and adds supplements to fill nutritional gaps.
He also urges and works with patients to quit smoking and evaluate their caffeine intake. Caffeine headaches can occur initially while people are cutting it out of their lives. The vast majority of our patients who quit smoking, commit to a designed clinical nutritional plan and cut the caffeine enjoy relief from migraine headaches, tension headaches and caffeine headaches as treatment progresses.
Dr. Stratton is eager to help people reduce and even eliminate debilitating headaches from their lives.