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Relieve Headaches Without Medication

woman with headacheThe National Headache Foundation estimates that at least 36 million Americans get migraine headaches. If you frequently deal with migraines or stress-related headaches you want relief and fast. While over-the-counter medication can provide just that many people are looking for a natural way to handle their headaches.

The Role of Chiropractic

To address headaches, chiropractic care can help get the spine moving well. An adjustment can clear out any interferences that could cause some muscle tightness that could trigger a tension headache.

If you suffer from migraines, it’s essential that you don’t get overwhelmed neurologically. That’s why we pay attention to the upper cervical area as well as the hips and lower back. An adjustment can make sure the upper cervical is free and clear.

Other Natural Therapies

We sometimes also recommend herbal remedies and essential oils, which can help to reduce tension and pain.

Lifestyle Tips

Here are some other simple actions you can take to alleviate headaches:

Stay hydrated. People often get headaches because they don’t drink enough water each day.

Stretch and move. If you stay in the same position throughout your workday, for example, your muscles will tense up. Headaches can result. So aim to take frequent breaks during your day and move more.

Rest. While movement is critical, so is rest. Take time to rest or sit in a darkened room. Doing so can alleviate your symptoms.

Use a compress. You can apply either a warm or cold compress to your head or neck for about 15 minutes at a time.

You don’t have to suffer from debilitating headaches. Contact Volunteer Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment!

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