It is no secret that headaches and migraines can be debilitating but proper chiropractic care can yield incredible improvements. This is one of the most common conditions for which people seek chiropractic care. Misalignments in the neck, muscle spasms, nerve pressure and abnormal blood flow can all be underlying causes behind chronic headaches and migraines.
Holistic remedies for headaches and migraines
Here are the top five recommended holistic remedies to alleviate headaches and migraines.
- Drink plenty of water. Make sure you start your mornings out with water. A good rule of thumb is to drink half of your body weight (lbs) in ounces every day.
- Get enough sleep. Chronic fatigue is a huge factor that leads to headaches. Make sure you are getting 7-9 hours of sleep every night because consistency is extremely important. Try to get in the habit of going to sleep and waking up at the same time.
- Practice mindfulness. Prayer and meditation help decrease stress in our lives. To prepare yourself for all that life can throw at you, make sure you are getting enough quiet time each day.
- Be conscious of posture. Bad posture is not only unattractive, it can destroy your health! To eliminate strain, your head should be upright, over your shoulders, with your chin level to the ground. Make sure your butt is at the back of the chair when you are seated and your feet are on the ground. Looking down at your phone while texting can put 60 pounds of pressure at the base of your neck. This will cause the muscles at the base of the skull to get very tight and can set on headaches so whenever possible, hold your phone at a higher level to view.
Holistic remedies can compliment chiropractic treatment
These holistic remedies can be very effective on their own but can also increase the effectiveness of treatments from your chiropractor. First and foremost, be sure to see your chiropractor first for a thorough examination to find out what is causing your headaches and migraines.
In our office, you will get a thorough consultation, spinal evaluation, neurological scans and any necessary x-rays. With all of this information, we will be able to find out exactly what is causing your headaches. Once we find out what’s causing them and remove that cause, you’ll be able to go back to living your life to the fullest.
Don’t live with pain if it can be eliminated. Find a time that works best for you and schedule an appointment!