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Find Natural Headache Relief at the Chiropractor

By Rachel Carver

Does this sound familiar? You wake up with a headache and swallow a pain pill as you walk out the door. Or maybe your planned afternoon of productivity gets interrupted by a nagging pain on the top of your head.

Many Americans suffer from headaches. Some are minor, and others can be debilitating. Luckily, there is a solution that does not involve waiting for medication to kick in -- chiropractic care.

Chiropractic Care and Headaches

Chiropractors -- licensed medical professionals -- use natural spinal manipulation to treat a variety of body pains, including headaches. Spinal dysfunctions can lead to headaches.

Other factors that cause headaches can be treated with a chiropractic adjustment. For example, do you find yourself slouching to look at your computer monitor? This can strain your shoulder and neck muscles, creating a headache. A chiropractor can properly align these muscles and give you tips to ensure this dysfunction does not happen again.

Your neighborhood Joint Chiropractic clinic near you is ready to help relieve your headache pain. The Joint team will ask you questions, such as when your headaches occur and if you can think of any headache triggers.

Medication may provide temporary relief, but treating the cause of your headaches will give you a more permanent solution. In addition to visiting the chiropractor, here are some natural prevention tips recommended by The Joint.

Hydrate

Dehydration can leave you feeling sluggish and give you a headache. Make sure you sip water regularly throughout the day.

Limit Alcohol

One alcoholic beverage will not trigger a headache for most people. However, studies show it can cause a migraine in approximately one-third of frequent headache sufferers. Alcohol can also cause tension and cluster headaches in some people. Plan to drink one glass of water after each alcoholic beverage consumed to combat headaches.

Get Enough Sleep

Most adults need 7-8 hours of sleep each night to feel well and function at their best. Poor sleep can affect health in many ways. One study found that participants who slept 6 hours or less had more frequent headaches than those who slept longer.

Don't Skip Meals

The morning scramble can make it easy to skip breakfast. However, going too long without eating can drop your blood sugar, increasing your chance of getting a headache. Try to eat something every 2-3 hours, even it is small such as a handful of nuts or a piece of cheese.

Head on into The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you today to find some headache relief. The Joint's affordable pricing and walk-in visits make care accessible to everyone.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Surprise, Ariz.

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