Regardless of whether you have a mild tension headache or a full on migraine, headaches are not fun. A headache can ruin your day like nothing else! If you get headaches often, there’s a good chance that you have the ibuprofen handy at all times, but we want you to know that there are better ways to treat your headaches! The following is a list from Integrated Physical Medicine of natural ways to treat and prevent your headaches:
- Visit the chiropractor – A misaligned spine is a common cause of tension headaches, so chiropractic care is one of the best natural ways to keep your headaches at bay. Studies have shown that people who receive chiropractic care regularly tend to have fewer and less intense migraines and headaches.
- Know your triggers – There are many things that can cause headaches. Stress, staring at the computer, sunshine, alcohol and even diet are all known headache triggers. Once you figure out what is causing your headaches, you can alter those activities or even avoid them altogether!
- Drink water – Did you know that the first sign of dehydration is a headache? You need anywhere from eleven to fifteen cups of water a day to stay hydrated, so before you reach for the Excedrin, down some water!
- Get plenty of exercise – Establishing a regular exercise routine is one of the best things that you can do for headaches. Studies have shown that regular exercise not only lowers the frequency of headaches, but also the severity!
Headaches aren’t fun, but luckily, there are plenty of natural ways to treat and prevent them! Contact us today if you have questions or concerns.