Roseville Family Chiropractor treats-migraine-headachesIf you are experiencing a headache, you may want to see a Chiropractor before you head to the medicine cabinet. Seeing a Chiropractor can speed the relief of a headache, but also help you avoid the side effects associated with certain drugs.

A report from the Duke University in Durham, N.C. found that spinal manipulation quickly improved headaches originating in the neck, and far fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension headaches than a commonly prescribed medication. Multiple other studies have shown Chiropractic care to be effective in the treatment of migraine headaches.

Roseville Family Chiropractor MigraineDr. Chris currently cares for many patients who originally dealt with migraine headaches on a regular basis, who have now seen long term relief. A 14 year old patient of Dr. Chris was having migraine headaches 4 times a week since he was in the 5th grade. After one visit, he had immediate relief and now 3 months into treatment has not experienced one migraine headache.

Chiropractors preach to their patients that headaches can be a warning sign that something else is wrong inside the body. Something structurally wrong with the head and neck as a result of posture or previous injury.

Dr. Chris advises his patients to consider choosing Chiropractic care for headaches rather than masking their pain with medications. He states that masking headaches with medication is similar to constantly refilling car engine oil when there is a leak. If your car is constantly draining oil, quit putting more into the engine but rather fix the cause of the leaking oil. Same thing goes for headaches, try to stop taking medications to mask the pain, but get the problem fixed so that the headaches don’t keep coming back.

Roseville Family Chiropractor neck-adjustmentIf you or someone  you know experiences Migraine, Tension, Cluster, or Cervicogenic type headaches, then Contact Kelley/McIlnay Chiropractic.  Kelley/McIlnay Chiropractic is your Roseville Family Chiropractor team that can get you aligned in the correct direction to a happier and healthier life!

 Christopher Kelley, D.C.


Roseville Chiropractor Backpack6On any given day, there will be over 40 million children carrying backpacks at school. What you will also see are millions of those backpacks overloaded with books and supplies or backpacks that completely do not fit the child. Doctors have been preaching proper backpack safety for years, but still children refuse to change and parents refuse to make a difference on their child. So I will join the ranks as a Doctor trying to make a difference in the community by educating you on ways to save you and your child from future injuries. People who wear backpacks that weigh in the realm of 15 pounds is slightly unsafe. But then if you wear that 15 lb. backpack slung over one shoulder you are now seriously in danger. Chiropractors have told patients about imbalances in the spine and how it can seriously affect you.

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Do you think wearing a 15 lb. backpack slung over one shoulder could create an imbalance in your spine and rib cage that could seriously affect you?

Do you think that the hand numbness, headaches or backaches that your child is having could be caused by something as simple as wearing a heavy backpack?

During adolescent years, the body is growing and developing every day. Our body will adapt to certain stresses put on it and try to compensate for that stress. If a child is loading one side of their body with a lot of weight, their body will change and start to adapt to this new stress put on it. Thus, creating improper balancing in their spine, rib cage and shoulder, possibly affecting them forever. Scoliosis is one condition that could also be prevented from carrying a backpack correctly.

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What Can Help

• Distribute the weight evenly by putting on both shoulder straps, NOT just one
• Only carry around 10-15% of your total body weight
Use a backpack that has heavy shoulder padding and low back support
Bend your knees when lifting the backpack from the ground
Only carry what is needed

If you or your child is having neck, shoulder, mid or lower back pain and you feel it could be caused by carrying a bag or backpack improperly, then you should be seen by a chiropractor. Dr. Chris Kelley at Kelley/McIlnay Chiropractic can assess the spine and correct any spinal imbalances so that the chances of scoliosis are minimized and future headaches, neck or back pain can be prevented. Call to make an appointment with Dr. Chris @ (916) 786-5828 or go to the Contact Us tab at the top of the page to do so online.

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