Top 10 Remedies to Heal your Headache Fast
If you have a headache, you’re not alone. Nine out of ten UK residents suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause debilitating pain and nausea.
Most headache sufferers turn to over-the-counter drugs as their only form of relief, often providing only temporary relief and causing a variety of unpleasant side effects.
What do you do when you suffer from a pounding headache? Do you grit your teeth and carry on? Lie down? Pop a pill and hope the pain goes away? There is a better alternative.
Research shows that spinal manipulation– the primary form of care provided by doctors of chiropractic – may be an effective treatment option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck.
A report released in 2001 by researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, NC, found that spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than a commonly prescribed medication.
Headache Triggers Headaches have many causes, or “triggers.” These may include foods, environmental stimuli (noises, lights, stress, etc.) and/or behaviours (insomnia, excessive exercise, blood sugar changes, etc.). About 5 percent of all headaches are warning signals caused by physical problems.
According to the American Chiropractic Association, (ACA), ninety-five percent of headaches are primary headaches, such as tension, migraine, or cluster headaches. These types of headaches are not caused by disease. The headache itself is the primary concern.
“The greatest majority of primary headaches are associated with muscle tension in the neck,” says Dr. Jonathan Clarke, D.C., Doctor of Chiropractic and Clinic Director of Saltash Chiropractic Clinic. “Today, society engages in more sedentary activities than they used to, and more hours are spent in one fixed position or posture. This can increase joint irritation and muscle tension in the neck, upper back and scalp, causing your head to ache.”
Headache Prevention is Key.
Saltash Chiropractic Clinic suggests the following tips to avoid headaches:
Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day to help avoid dehydration, which can lead to headaches.
Get plenty of sleep and maintain a regular sleep schedule.
Try a low-fat, high-complex carbohydrate diet.
Reduce stress at home and work by planning ahead and engaging in relaxation and breathing exercises.
Avoid teeth clenching.
If you spend a large amount of time in one fixed position, such as in front of a computer, on a sewing machine, typing or reading, take a break and stretch every 30 minutes to one hour.
What Can a Doctor of Chiropractic Do?
Dr. Jonathan Clarke, D.C. says your doctor of chiropractic may do one or more of the following if you suffer from a primary headache:
Perform spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustments to improve spinal function and alleviate the stress on your system.
Provide nutritional advice, recommending a change in diet and perhaps the addition of B complex vitamins.
Offer advice on posture, ergonomics (work postures), exercises and relaxation techniques. This advice should help to relieve the recurring joint irritation and tension in the muscles of the neck and upper back.
Saltash Chiropractic Clinic Treatment & Therapy
After your consultation has taken place our highly experienced Chiropractor will analyse your results and create a thorough recommendation of care to help take you towards being pain-free.
Your Chiropractor will be able to answer any questions you have and put your mind at ease knowing you are in good hands. As each person is different we are unable to say in this article how much treatment you may need. Some need a few regular treatments over a short time, others need regular treatments over a longer time. It all depends on the real cause of your pain and how simple it is to treat. Since our doors first opened we have been able to help and treat over 4,000 people from across Saltash, Plymouth, Liskeard, Looe, South East Cornwall and west Devon .
We Hope This Has Been Useful… As you can see from the information above, there are many different triggers for headaches and many potential solutions from home remedies to seeking professional help.
If you do want to discover the cause of your headaches and you live in Saltash, Plymouth, Liskeard, Looe, South East Cornwall or West Devon or one of the surrounding areas then why not come to Saltash Chiropractic Clinic for a Consultation. You’ll be in good hands with our Chiropractor, Dr Jon.
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