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Headache Help: Causes, Solutions, and Prevention

By Genevieve Cunningham

Everyone knows the frustration that comes with headaches. Even small headaches can get in the way of life. They can keep you from getting work done and keep you from concentrating. But considering the incredibly common nature of headaches, what can we really do? Luckily, there may really be answers out there for finding relief. If you suffer from headaches and you're fed up, take a look at these common causes, some possible solutions, and some ideas for prevention to keep you feeling your best. 

What's Causing the Headache?

There are so many potential causes for your headaches, and finding the cause can be tough! Some common and possible headache triggers might include: stress, lights, smells, hunger, illness, and imbalance within the body. The best way to find the cause is by keeping track. When a headache pops up, write down as much information as possible. Location, atmosphere, food and drinks, medications. Over time, you may be able to pinpoint a common theme and determine exactly where your head pain is coming from.

How Are Headaches Treated?

  • Medication - The first and easiest for most people is to reach for medication. For milder headaches, medication can knock out the pain and allow you to continue your everyday tasks.

  • Massage - For certain kinds of headaches -- especially tension headaches -- massage may do the trick. Releasing tension from certain areas of the body may help relieve pain and prevent the headache from returning.

  • Trigger Elimination - One of the more effective methods for preventing headaches is to eliminate the trigger. This takes time, but it's worth it. If you can find the trigger -- whether it be light, sound, food, or stress -- and then you can avoid it, you may be able to avoid the headache altogether.

  • Chiropractic Care - Chiropractic care may be the best option for both treatment and prevention. Chiropractors improve the health of the spine by removing restrictions. When this is done, tension is often released, and current pains are eliminated. But with regular care, the spine can stay in better health overall, which means the pains may be avoided in the future as well. If you're looking for the most comprehensive choice, regular chiropractic care is a great choice.

If you're interested in trying chiropractic care for your headaches, visit with chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, the worry is taken out of the care process. No high prices or busy schedules. Instead, use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to make the process easy and stress-free. Headaches happen; it's true. But they don't have to cause interruptions or disruption. Get some relief and prevent those pesky headaches from coming back beginning with a stop and a plan at The Joint Chiropractic today.

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

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