You are not alone. Millions of people suffer from debilitating headaches each day, some from migraine, others cluster, but most due to tension from stress. If you have no significant health issues, then there are 5 simple strategies you can use to reduce the pain associated with headaches and make your life more enjoyable.
My first suggestion for eliminating headaches will even save you money. That's a bonus! I always recommend to my chiropractic patients to lessen their caffeine intake. Coffee is usually the main culprit, but many times sodas, teas, energy drinks, and even "indulgence"
Another idea that can save you money and prevent other health concerns is to quit smoking. While the main culprit of cigarette smoking is nicotine, there are many other sources of nicotine to consider. Chewing tobacco, cigars, and even second-hand smoke (at someone house or in bars and clubs) can be a significant contributor to your headaches. Reducing exposure to nicotine is a critical decision to make as it will affect all area's of your health.
Third tip is easy and something our parents preached to us as youngsters . Remember when your parents wished you a good night's sleep? They were teaching you something valuable! A good night's sleep, full of uninterrupted deep rest, goes a long way in reducing the duration and intensity of your headaches. It also helps with your immune system and overall health. Meditation helps reduce the overall stress in your life, so that you can get deep, quality sleep.
Next is sustain a healthy diet. Eating healthy will allow your body (and internal systems) to work properly. A diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables, and low in red meat will help reduce inflammation and decrease headaches. Create your eating habits as much as possible so that you improve your overall health and, at the same time, reduce your headache pain. Remember that a part of eating healthy is to drink adequate amounts of water. Talk with your chiropractor or nutritionist, or look at the US RDA recommendations for your height and body weight.
Finally, chiropractic adjustments can help relieve headache pain fast. Some of our patients with intense headaches have had an issue with a spinal cord disc, an impinged nerve, other spinal interference, which when corrected immediately relieved the headache. Find a qualified, licensed chiropractor, who has expertise in relieving headaches. You should understand exactly what the chiropractor can do to help your body start working properly again.
By utilizing these five simple steps, you will be well on your way to eliminating many of the causes of your headache pain.
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Chiropractic Works is the locals choice for chiropractic care in the Berkshires. We offer state of the art technology and techniques to help find and remove the cause of your pain.