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How To Manage Frequent Headaches

We have all encountered headaches at one point in time and some of us are unfortunately more prone to experiencing them frequently. Although there isn't much scientific evidence as to why some of us encounter these more than others, we can tie frequent headaches to causes such as stress, light sensitivity, visual problems, dehydration, certain foods and lack of sleep. 

In most cases, people who suffer from frequent headaches often seek medical help and are prescribed anti-inflammatory medications to help alleviate the pain or discomfort. Although these medications can help with the pain, they, unfortunately, do not help prevent future headaches nor do they lessen the frequency. 

Other common tips to help alleviate the pain associated with headaches include the following: close your eyes and rest, massage your neck and temples, relax, warm up your neck, soaking your hands and feet in ice water, minimize stress and watching what you eat and drink. Whether it be low blood sugar, too much caffeine or pressure build up in your head, these tips should be able to temporarily help with the discomfort or pain. 

Another common and effective way to help with frequent headaches is receiving chiropractic adjustments. It is common for most people to have subluxations which are tiny distortions in your spine and structural system that affect your nerves, joints, discs and internal organs, including your brain. This common condition can weaken your body, causing pain and fatigue, lower vitality and open the door to sickness and disease. Chiropractors are the only healthcare professionals trained to analyze and correct subluxations. 

Whatever the cause may be for your frequent headaches or migraines, you owe it to yourself to explore all of the options in fixing the issue and receiving a better quality of life. When we are in constant pain we are in turn in constant stress. When we are stressed we are releasing higher levels of cortisol into our bodies and this can cause a variety of other issues or illnesses in our lives. Take control of the situation and visit your local wellness center to see what options they may provide to help avoid constantly taking pain medications to get through the day.