Headaches and 6 Tips to Keep Them from Slowing You Down



Headaches can be a real – headache. They can interfere with your daily routine and of course present themselves with a host of unpleasant and intrusive symptoms: pain that occurs in your forehead or in the back of your head closer to your neck. Then there are migraines, which can put you out of commission for a couple of days or longer. Light and noise sensitivity as well as nausea can accompany them.

According to WebMD there are over 150 types of headaches. The most common are:

  • Tension-type
  • Migraine
  • Cluster
  • Sinus

People can get headaches from illnesses, low blood sugar, a nerve issue, a shift in the spine, and especially stress. We see many different types of stress that are involved with headaches whether it’s mental stress from work, physical stress from poor ergonomics, or even toxic stress from irritants in the environment.

What Can You Do to Manage Headaches?

Some natural and soothing things that may help include:

  1. Drinking more water and staying hydrated
  2. Resting and/or sleeping
  3. Getting a massage and/or doing stretching exercises
  4. Eating lower-inflammation foods
  5. Practicing stress reduction techniques like deep breathing
  6. Specific chiropractic spinal corrections

But you shouldn’t have to deal with headaches. Many of our practice members who have experienced them report feeling better with chiropractic care.

Our chiropractic evaluation is thorough and looks at symptoms on a deeper level. With chiropractic care it is possible to address issues like this.

Whereas conventional medicine tends to prescribe medications that come with side effects, the approach of chiropractic can be less intrusive and more effective.

Schedule a Spinal Checkup

Having a headache is similar to having a flat tire. Your body and mind refuse to go – until you get assistance. Let us assist you. Click here to give us a call when you are ready to address any core problems that may be interfering with your health and contributing to your symptoms.

Dr. Derek Gallant has committed himself to helping others live the best life possible. After graduating from Wesleyan University, he received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life Chiropractic College West where he finished 2nd in his class. He is the owner of Beverly Family Chiropractic and co-founder of The Well Family Foundation. Dr. Gallant is certified through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) in the Webster technique, an analysis focused on assisting pregnant women in a healthy pregnancy and natural birth. He has inspired thousands of people to take control of their own health using the Life By Design method. Apart from full time practice you can find Derek at the parks and coffee shops around Beverly with his family, training hard at the gym, or at the beach surfing.

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