CASTLE ROCK, Colo, June 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Chris Steiner of Steiner Chiropractic in Castle Rock reports success in helping patients overcome headaches and migraines through chiropractic care. The chiropractor says that while it is typical for people to rely on medications to control their symptoms, several studies indicate that spinal adjustments and lifestyle alterations can be just as effective, if not more so, as pharmaceutical approaches. Dr. Steiner says that many of his patients experience significant relief, and that some have been able to eliminate migraines and headaches from their lives entirely through natural, drug-free treatments. He adds that these treatments often improve other areas of a patient's health also.
According to Castle Rock chiropractor Dr. Steiner, the practical results for his patients match the long-term wellness they seek. "Headaches and migraines are a true hindrance on people's lives, and oddly enough, sometimes the headache medications people take have side effects that do the same thing. Chiropractic care actually works to eliminate some of the root causes of the headaches instead of masking them, so our patients tend to have fewer and less severe episodes over time—and many patients experience a complete elimination of symptoms after a complete course of treatment," he said.
Dr. Steiner explains that many headache and migraine sufferers have vertebrae that are out of alignment, particularly in the neck area. Patients with chronic tension headaches often describe the pain as originating in the neck, with tenseness in the neck muscles that spreads upward. Migraines happen when drastic changes in blood flow to the brain occur (constriction and then sudden dilation). He explains that realigning the neck vertebrae releases pinched nerves that bring on headaches. He couples spinal adjustments with therapeutic exercises designed to strengthen and retrain muscles in order to better maintain proper posture so that symptoms do not return.
In addition to spinal adjustments, Dr. Steiner recommends that headache and migraine patients go through a course of nutritional counseling. He adds that many foods are known migraine triggers: cured meats, aged cheeses, red wine, beer, chocolate, nuts and foods heavy in artificial preservatives and flavorings like MSG. In addition to dietary changes, he recommends that patients stay properly hydrated, eat regular meals, avoid tobacco products and stick to a consistent sleep schedule.
Dr. Steiner says that studies indicate that this multi-pronged, natural approach to dealing with migraines and headaches is at least as effective as some of the more popular headache medications. "Correcting posture and making lifestyle changes not only reduces and alleviates headaches naturally, it improves a person's overall health and wellbeing. My patients are proof that real, long-term relief is possible. People looking for a drug-free alternative to headache relief need to try this approach," he said.
Dr. Steiner provides a number of spinal adjustment techniques, therapeutic exercise coaching, lifestyle advice and nutritional counseling. To learn more, visit the website at http://www.steinerchiropracticpc.com.
CONTACT: Steiner Chiropractic, PC 888-667-5235Source: Steiner Chiropractic