Are you a sufferer of frequent headaches? The American Chiropractic Association has some helpful hints for headache prevention.
- If you have a desk job or are sitting at home doing some sort of activity for a long period of time (for example: typing, reading, sewing), make sure that you get up and stretch every half hour or hour. When stretching, make sure your head and neck go through a comfortable range of motion.
- Walking and low-impact aerobics can help with headache pain. Intense exercising should be avoided if you frequently get dull, throbbing headaches.
- Try to avoid clenching your teeth as much as possible. Your teeth should never touch except when you’re swallowing. Gritting your teeth can cause jaw joint discomfort which leads to tension headaches.
- Drinking water and avoiding dehydration can also prevent headaches.
Still looking for more ways to get rid of your headaches? Talk to your chiropractor. Here are some things that he or she can do for you:
- Adjust your spine to alleviate stress.
- Give nutritional advice, such as recommended dietary changes or supplements that you should consider taking.
- Provide you with techniques for ergonomics (work postures) and exercising, as well as advice about ways to relax.
Headaches may be a pain both literally and figuratively speaking, but take hope in the fact that visiting your chiropractor and making some small adjustments in your life can greatly improve the discomfort.