Nothing destroys someone’s day or ability to enjoy their day more than a headache or migraine. Being able to think clearly and calmly allows us to make decisions, process emotions, and carry on with our day-to-day lives. That clarity can be easily destroyed with a headache. If you have a headache, you’re not alone. Nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause debilitating pain and nausea. Headaches go well beyond personal symptomatic suffering, affecting one’s mood, work performance, and family life.
Most headaches are primary headaches, such as tension, migraine, or cluster headaches. These types of headaches are not caused by disease; the headache itself is the primary concern. Simply just treating the symptom of the headache with a pill will only provide temporary relief. Long-term improvement will only come when finding and fixing the cause.
The greatest majority of primary headaches are associated with muscle tension in the neck. Today, Americans engage in more sedentary activities than in the past, and more hours are spent in one fixed position or posture (such as sitting in front of a computer). This can increase joint irritation and muscle tension in the neck, upper back, and scalp, causing your head to ache.
What do you do when you suffer from a pounding headache? Do you grit your teeth and carry on? Lie down? Pop a pill and hope the pain goes away? There is a better alternative. Chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body to reduce inflammation and improve both the affected joint and nervous system’s function. By increasing joint mobility and improving your nervous system function and spinal health, your body has the ability to manage better the pain caused by migraines and tension headaches.
How To Treat Your Headaches Naturally:
- Drink Water
Inadequate hydration may lead you to develop a headache.
- Take Magnesium
Magnesium is an important mineral necessary for countless body functions, including blood sugar control and nerve transmission. Evidence suggests that magnesium deficiency is more common in people who get frequent migraine headaches than those who don’t.
- Use A Cold Compress
Applying cold or frozen compresses to the neck or head area decreases inflammation, slows nerve conduction, and constricts blood vessels, all of which help reduce headache pain.
- Take Coenzyme Q10
CoQ10 is a substance produced naturally by the body that helps turn food into energy and functions as a powerful antioxidant.
- Get Adjusted By A Corrective Care Chiropractor
Study’s continue to confirm that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, improves migraine and cervicogenic headaches.
If you need relief from your headaches or migraines and looking for a chiropractor in Omaha, Nebraska, reach out to us at Life Source Chiropractic. We will do a complete history and evaluation to determine if we can help you get relief and get back to living and enjoying life headache-free!
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2. Bryans R, Descarreaux M, Duranleau M, et al. Evidence-based guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of adults with headache. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2011; 34: 274-89.