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Migraine Triggers: Tips from Your Tucson Chiropractor

headaches and migraines in Tucson.jpgAnyone who suffers from migraines dreads the approach of the next one, whenever it may come. But our lifestyle choices can work against us where headaches and migraines are concerned. Migraines in particular can come on suddenly due to specific triggers. Certain foods and beverages tend to induce migraines in individuals prone to these disabling headaches. Red wine, beer, chocolate and other caffeinated products, aged cheese, processed foods, aspartame, salt and monosodium glutamate are all recognized as triggers. Sudden changes in your environment, extreme stress, alterations in your sleep cycle and physical overexertion can also set off a migraine.

Even though certain foods or behaviors can trigger migraines, keep in mind that the trigger is not the cause. While in some sufferers migraines appear to have no discernible origin, other cases can stem from an underlying illness or injury. Subluxations, or vertebral alignment problems, create nerve inflammation and muscle tension. A car accident injury or other personal injury can cause not only back pain but also disk damage and misalignment of the cervical vertebrae. This cascade of issues creates all the necessary conditions for a migraine -- and then that nibble of aged cheese or sip of red wine finally tips the balance.

Migraine Relief, Back Pain Management and More

Chiropractic adjustment can help relieve irritated nerves and strained muscles by returning the cervical vertebrae and disks to their correct alignment. If you need a Tucson chiropractor skilled in migraine relief and general pain management, pay us a visit at Carrion Chiropractic Clinic. Once we have your spine back in proper working order, a series of regular "maintenance" adjustments can help keep migraines at bay as part of an ongoing wellness routine. 

If your migraine problem has no detectible cause, we can still advise you on how to avoid potential migraine triggers caused by food, stress, lack of sleep or other lifestyle factors. Let us help you avoid the pain.

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