Tips For Alleviating Headaches

Tips For Alleviating HeadachesTips For Alleviating Headaches

In a society that burdens us with demands and stress, it is not a wonder that headaches and migraines are so common. It is estimated that 38 million people in the United States suffer from migraines, with 2-3 million of those suffering from chronic migraines.

What Causes Headaches and Migraines?

There is no doubt that a stressful lifestyle and societal demands can cause headaches and migraines. The stress in our lives, combined with poor diet, a sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise can be a toxic combination of triggers to head pain.

However, there are several other things as well that can lead to that pain. All of these things can contribute to headaches and migraines. Are you doing any of them?

These include:

  • Stress
  • Poor posture
  • Long stretches of time in the same position (such as being on a computer or phone)
  • Driving for an extended period of time
  • Stomach sleeping
  • TMJ disorder or grinding/clenching teeth

The good news is that there are things you can do to help ease the pain. Here are some tips for alleviating headaches without the use of drugs or over the counter pain medications.

Tips For Alleviating Headaches


  • Lower stress in your lifestyle where possible
  • Get outside
  • Practice proper sleep posture
  • Eat a proper diet, avoiding refined sugars and some meats
  • Stay properly hydrated
  • Yoga
  • Give yourself breaks from work, the phone or from driving
  • Stretch
  • Exercise
  • Massage
  • Chiropractic adjustment/care
  • Physical therapy
  • Essential oils (lavendar is calming)

Sometimes major lifestyle changes are in order or are needed to help alleviate stress that could be bringing on headaches and migraines.

Depending on your condition, you may also find headache relief through chiropractic care and/or physical therapy. If you want to see what physical therapy or chiropractic care may be able to do to help alleviate your headaches or migraines, contact us today.

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