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How to Find Migraine Relief Naturally

By Sara Butler

Migraines are a disruptive and painful event. It knocks you off your game for a day or more. If you suffer from migraines, then you are probably seeking ways you can avoid them. There are some easy ways you can stop migraines before they start, and here are a few tips for natural migraine relief from the chiropractors at The Joint.

The Causes of Migraines

The very first step to stopping migraines is to uncover what is causing them in the first place. The Headache Center of Atlanta has found that adult migraines are often triggered by:

  • Hormones
  • Stress
  • Lights
  • Odors
  • Smoke
  • Food
  • Heat

Once you identify your migraine triggers, avoiding the triggers can be a bit easier. You should keep a journal with you to record when you feel one coming on. Then you can check for triggers right at the onset such as caffeine, alcohol, sweeteners, lunch meat, chocolate, missed meals, lights, loud noises, or dehydration. You can look back at your journal and check for potential patterns leading you to a migraine.

Get Exercise

Regular exercise is one of the most effective ways to naturally treat migraines. Exercise may be the last thing you want to do when you feel a migraine coming on, but if you go for a walk or jog at this critical juncture, then you may find that it can help a migraine from fully setting in. Your body’s natural endorphins are great pain relievers, so it’s worth a shot!

See Your Chiropractor

For a large chunk of migraine sufferers, the neck happens to be a significant factor for the onset of migraines. If you have any joint dysfunctions or restrictions in your neck, then it can be contributing to your migraines since they can aggravate nerves. When your chiropractor uses adjustments to help relieve these dysfunctions or restrictions, then it allows the joints in the neck to move and bend freely and takes the pressure off your spinal nerves. This may help you to avoid migraines.

Drink Water

Dehydration can also contribute to the onset of migraines, so make sure you’re hydrated. If you feel like a migraine is coming on, then drink a glass or two of water. This may stop your migraine in its tracks if it’s being triggered by dehydration. Drink water throughout the day in order to help, too.

Identifying your triggers is important, so discuss your possible migraine triggers with your chiropractor during your next adjustment at The Joint.

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

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