Are Headaches Stopping You Doing The Things You Love?
Headaches can stop you from making the most of life.
What could be causing your headache? There are different types of headaches, that could be caused by dehydration, posture, stress, too much sitting, lying in awkward positions or using the wrong pillow. One type of headache is migraine, which affects 4.9 million Australians1, which can impact on their general health and wellbeing. Other types of headaches can arise from your neck, stress or be associated with women’s monthly cycles.
Some people think headaches are a normal part of life, I know I did before I started chiropractic care. Pain medication can mask the pain for a while, but maybe it would be worth talking to your chiropractor if you suffer constant headaches. Your chiropractor will take a full history of your pain to help identify what type of headache you have. They can then make recommendations to help manage your headaches and determine if chiropractic care could help you.
Here are some tips to help you to manage your headache pain or prevent them from reoccurring –
1) Try to relieve your stress. Things like mindfulness and meditation can reduce the effects of stress on your body.
2) Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. This is especially important in Australian summers.
3) Use good posture. Slouching in the lounge, too much desk work or holding your head too far forward (such as looking at device screens too long) can put a strain on your neck, which can cause headaches.
4) For some people, certain foods can trigger headaches. Watch what you are eating to see if you notice any patterns between what you eat and when you get headaches.
Your Chiropractor at Clayfield Chiropractic may be able to help you manage your headaches. Chiropractors use specific spinal adjustments to help relieve headaches and can provide advice about your lifestyle that may help the headaches recurring. You can call us on 3862 2611 to book an appointment or book online at brisbanechiropractor.com.au
1. Migraine in Australia whitepaper: https://www2.deloitte.com/au/en/pages/economics/articles/migraine-australia-whitepaper.html