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Find Headache Relief at the Chiropractor

By Rachel Carver

Many Americans suffer from headaches. Some are caused by stress. Others can be attributed to neck pain. Migraines can be serious for some people and can have triggers.

If you find your productivity regularly interrupted by a headache, your first reaction might be to take a pain pill. However, a more natural solution -- chiropractic care -- might give you more permanent relief.

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.

Our daily actions might cause headaches. For example, your wrists and elbows need to be positioned at a 90-degree angle when you type. Having to lean forward or lift your wrists up too far can strain your neck and shoulder muscles, causing a headache. Chiropractors can adjust these muscles and give you tips to prevent future headaches.

Your neighborhood Joint Chiropractic clinic is ready to help relieve your headache pain. They will ask you about any headache triggers and about the frequency of your headaches.

In addition to seeking chiropractic care, here are some natural prevention tips.

Drink Water

If you are dehydrated, your body will often let you know with a headache. Research links chronic dehydration to migraines and tension headaches. Dehydration can cause irritability and fatigue, intensifying your headache.

Invest in a water bottle you like and keep it filled. Eat water-rich foods, such as cucumbers.

Take Some Magnesium

An important mineral, magnesium helps with blood sugar control and nerve transmission. Studies show people who get frequent migraine headaches have less magnesium than those who do not.

Get Enough Sleep

Adults need 7-9 hours of sleep each night to stay healthy and function well each day. Sleep deprivation may cause headaches in some people. Too much sleep has also been linked to headaches. Follow a bedtime routine and wake up around the same time each morning to optimize your sleep.

Eat Regularly

It's easy to get deep into a work project and skip lunch. Skipping a meal can drop your blood sugar, increasing your headache risk. If you are very busy, book a lunch appointment on your calendar. Eat every 2-3 hours to keep your blood sugar steady.

Don't suffer with your headache pain. Head to The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to find relief. The Joint team will get to know you and your situation and create a treatment plan that gets you back to your life.

Decrease headache pain with chiropractic care today. 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 Madison, Miss.

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