Tips To Help WIth Headache And Migraine Pain
Updated: May 30
Headache pain is pretty common among people in Bethesda Maryland. While most people don't require medical attention for their headaches as their pain will gradually subsided overtime, some people do require treatment at some point when their headache pain starts interfering with their daily lives. Here are some tips from your friendly Bethesda chiropractor to help you find relief from your headache pain.
What causes headache and migraine pains?
There could be several reasons that could trigger a headache or migraine. Some can be due to certain health conditions, genetic abnormalities, your posture, and even your lifestyle choices. Some causes could even be certain smells, Foods, bright lights, strenuous exercises, changes in your blood sugar level, sleeping with a bad pillow, not getting good sleep, and poor posture while at work.
In most cases headaches are not caused by underlying health issues or diseases. Muscle tension in your neck or upper back caused by poor posture, such as looking down at your phone too long (text neck), is a common cause headache and migraine pain amongst most people.
Most headache pain can be avoided by changing your postural habits and visiting with your local chiropractor.
Work on yourself first.
A vital tip to avoiding headache a migraine pain is to start taking steps to improve yourself. If you have a job that forces you to sit in a static position all day, make yourself get up every 30 minutes to an hour to move around and do some light exercises. Such as jumping jacks, air squats, or just some push-ups can go a long way. Do a few ballistic stretches such as rotating your hips, swinging your arms across your chest, or leg swings. Try not to clench your teeth during any of your exercises. This could cause a lot of stress to the joints of your jaw which can lead to a headache. Also make sure you're drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Dehydration can be an immediate cause headache a migraine pain.
If you have a persistent headache that won't go away even after you followed these tips, it might be time to make an appointment with Bethesda Chiropractic Center. Our spinal adjustment treatments are highly effective for treating headaches and migraines that originate from your neck and upper back. Once we restore normal functionality by relining your vertebrae, your headache pain should begin to subside.
Bethesda Chiropractic Center is always here to help answer any questions you may have. please feel free to contact us today.