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Freedom From Migraines Through A Healthy Spine in Belmar, NJ

Freedom From Migraines Through A Healthy Spine | Chiropractor for Migraines in Belmar, NJ

Hi everyone, Dr. Jodi Kinney here, ready to share some insights into our approach to treating migraine headaches at our chiropractic offices in Belmar and Jackson. A significant number of our patients suffering from migraines find their root cause linked to issues within the cervical spine, particularly concerning the natural curvature of the neck.

The Importance of the Cervical Curve

A healthy neck is characterized by a gentle, backward curve, resembling a banana shape, and ideally measures between 35 and 40 degrees. This curvature is crucial for maintaining balance and reducing strain on the neck muscles and spinal nerves. However, a common pattern among migraine sufferers is the lack of this natural curve or even a reversal of it, known as reverse lordosis. Such misalignments lead to additional stress on the spine, contributing significantly to migraine headaches.

Our Approach: Neck Traction Therapy

In our practice, addressing the cervical curve is a cornerstone of the treatment plan for migraine patients. Beyond cervical adjustments and targeted muscle work, we incorporate neck traction or cervical traction therapy. This method utilizes a specially designed wedge, shaped to support and gradually improve the curvature of the neck.

How It Works:
The traction wedge is placed under the neck, right up to the shoulders, allowing the head to rest back comfortably. The design encourages a slight elevation of the chin.

By simply lying on this wedge, the weight of the head itself aids in gently stretching the neck muscles and encouraging a healthier cervical curve.

Our patients engage in this form of traction following their adjustments. Over time, and with consistent treatment, we’ve observed consistent improvements in the cervical spine’s curvature on subsequent X-rays.

The Impact on Migraines

Improving the cervical curve has a direct and positive impact on alleviating migraine headaches. While the degree of curvature improvement varies among individuals, the progression towards a healthier spine is undeniable. This non-invasive, drug-free approach not only aids in migraine relief but also promotes overall spinal health.

Take the First Step Towards Relief

If migraines have been a constant battle in your life, it’s time to explore chiropractic care as a viable solution. At our clinics, we’ve seen firsthand how correcting cervical spine issues can transform our patients’ lives, offering relief from the debilitating effects of migraines.

Don’t let migraines control your life any longer. Visit us at our Belmar or Jackson offices, and let’s work together towards a healthier, pain-free you. Remember, improvement in your cervical curve might be the key to unlocking a life free from migraine headaches.

Thanks for tuning in, and I look forward to assisting you on your journey to wellness. This is Dr. Jodi Kinney, signing off—here to support your health and well-being. See you soon!

Kinney Chiropractic

At Kinney Chiropractic, we pride ourselves in really listening and getting to the root cause of why you are in pain and not living up to your true potential. We go above and beyond with a thorough exam and specialized digital X-rays so we can fully understand what’s causing your problem.

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