Remedies For Your Migraines

November 17, 2017

Did you know the most common medical complaint is headaches?

It is also one of top reasons why people call in sick to work, severe enough to leave them in bed for the day. Headaches such as migraines can range from minor inconveniences to life altering habits that affect your day to day activities.

What Is A Headache?

A Headache is a broad term describing pain anywhere on your head or neck regions. Now there are different types of headaches, but you’ve heard them all. Migraines, tension, cluster, no matter what type of headache you have, they’re all pretty much day-ruiners. And almost anything can trigger them. Sensitivity to bright lights, certain smells, stress, and loud noises could all start the problems in your noggin.

You Can Take Over The Counter Medicine

The most common reaction to a headache is to take some sort of over the counter medicine. We’re talking Tylenol, Advil, Ibuprofen, even Excedrine. This is most common because they are so easily accessible. You can find them in grocery stores, pharmacies, even gas stations. You probably have at least one of these in your medicine cabinet right now. When you’re feeling that throbbing sensation coming, go ahead and treat it with these commodities. When migraines continue to persist, other remedies will just have to suffice.

Hot And Cold Temperatures

You could be dehydrated, especially if you’re waking up after a couple of drinks (hello hangover, goodbye Thursday night specials). Drinking a nice cold glass of water could help, as well as a hot bath or soaking your feet. This change of temperature can draw blood away from your head down to your feet, casting all your troubles away including those awful migraines.

Massages

Have you ever rubbed your temples while it felt like your brain was bouncing around in your head? How about just pressing real hard on the side of your head until you couldn’t take it anymore, and when you finally take your hands off it feels like your head just deflated? What massages can do is relax the muscles and release tension around those problematic areas around your head and neck. When the pressure comes off of the nerves, it could finally set you free of pain. If not, you might just be distracted by how much pressure you just put on your head.

Essential Oils are Essential for Your Headache And Migraines

Two words you need to get familiar with are peppermint oil. One more word is relief. Try dabbing some peppermint oil on a warm, damp rag or washcloth. A nice, soothing feeling will follow when you place it on the back of your neck or top of your head. Pair this with a bath and at least you have a nice relaxing evening (glass of wine if it’s been a long, hard day at work too). No time to draw a bath? Dab some peppermint oil on your fingertips and gently rub your temples and your forehead. Change it up by using lavender oil, too!

Chiropractic Care

And when all else just isn’t working, make sure you come in and see us! Anything ranging from posture correction or misalignment in your spine could be the mastermind behind your headaches and migraines. Don’t make us a last resort, but your first response to fighting back and taking back control of your body.

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