Whether they’re sharp, dull, long-lasting or come-and-go, we all get them. Light headaches can prevent you from focusing on important tasks and migraines can be completely debilitating. Ibuprofen is a quick band-aid, but there are natural ways to stop headaches at the source. A combination of personal techniques, diet, and visits to your chiropractor can help rid you of chronic or acute migraines and headaches.
Diet and Headaches
Improving your diet can be an easy solution to preventing headaches. Sodium is a common culprit in causing migraines. Lowering your sodium intake can make a huge difference.
Avoiding headache triggers is important if you know what your triggers are. Common triggers are caffeine, chocolate and alcohol. Keeping a food log can help identify which foods cause your headaches.
Many people often experience headaches due to dehydration–drinking enough water throughout the day is vital for preventing migraines.
A majority of migraines are caused by muscle tension in the neck and head. Stay aware of your posture throughout the day by making yourself reminders until they become habitual.
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ) commonly contributes to headaches. Remind yourself throughout the day to unclench your jaw, relax your tongue and drop your shoulders.
Take breaks from work every few hours to stretch. A few stretches to relax the back and neck daily will make an impact on the severity of your headaches.
How Chiropractors Can Help
Regular adjustments and re-alignments by your chiropractor can ease the neck muscle tension
that causes headaches. Chiropractors can also utilize other methods to release stress in the
neck through dry-needling or cupping.
Your chiropractor can also advise you on additional dietary suggestions and personal techniques. Call 414.332.6001 to schedule with us today and we can help stop your headaches!