5 Ways to Make Your Headache Disappear

By Debra Rodzinak

Everyone has headaches from time to time.  For those who are looking for all natural ways to make a headache disappear without using drugs, there is good news.  Try these five natural ways to get rid of your headache and feel better fast.

Hot and Cold

If you are suffering from a migraine, use an ice pack on the top of your head or on the forehead.  Just make sure you put a buffer between your skin and the ice to avoid burning the skin.

If you are suffering from a tension headache, use heat on the back of the head and neck.  If it is a sinus issue, switch to the sinus cavity area.  Use for 15 minutes and you should find relief.

Undo That Ponytail

A hairdo that involves pulling the hair, such as a ponytail, can cause a headache.  These types of headaches are called external compression headaches and are caused by stress on the head.  Wearing a hat, swimming goggles, or even a headband that is too tight can bring on this type of headache.  If you find that you are getting headaches from your ponytail, switch to a clip or just let your hair go free.

Stay Away from the Light

A bright light can trigger a migraine.  Whether it is from the sun, a bright bulb, or even a computer screen, if the light is too bright it can cause a headache.  Covering windows, buying low light bulbs, and adding an anti-glare screen to your computer can help you avoid these triggers.

Don’t Chew Gum

The act of chewing gum can cause the jaw to hurt, which can make the head hurt, too.  Biting fingernails, lips, or pens can also be the same as chewing gum.  If your dentist notices that you are grinding your teeth at night, purchase a mouth guard.  This can help with those morning headaches.

Chiropractic

Many people who suffer with headaches find relief with a chiropractic adjustment.  If the joints of the spine are misaligned, a domino effect can lead to the head and cause tension which can lead to a headache. 

If you suffer from headaches, come by The Joint and discuss your treatment options with one of our highly qualified doctors of chiropractic.  At The Joint, there are no pesky insurance forms to fill out or appointment times to remember.  Your path to overall wellness begins with a properly aligned back.  Come by The Joint today and find relief for your headaches naturally.

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

 

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