By Mary Pletsch 21 Jun 2022 no comment 104 Views

Do you suffer from headaches? Lots of people do.  Headaches can be distracting or even incapacitating.  Many people resort to over-the-counter painkillers to relieve the discomfort, but these painkillers have side effects.

Fortunately, there are drug-free ways to treat headaches.  Chiropractic care has proven to be effective in relieving the frequency and intensity of headaches.

Tips to Reduce Headaches

Make an appointment with your chiropractor.  Chiropractic care can reduce or even eliminate headaches.

Dehydration can lead to headaches.  Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day.  Minimize or avoid caffeine and alcohol.

Avoid foods that are salty or high in sugar.  Some people have migraines that are triggered by certain foods.  Keeping a food diary can help you identify what those foods might be.

Low-impact exercise such as walking can relieve certain types of headache.

Do you spend a lot of time in one position?  Examples include sitting in front of a computer or behind the wheel of a truck.  If so, take regular breaks.  Also, stretch your neck through a full range of motion.

Headaches can be a signal that something is wrong.  Painkillers may mask the discomfort, but they won’t solve the cause of the headache.  If you’re suffering from frequent headaches, make an appointment at Sheppard Chiropractic Centre by calling (506) 635-8182 or (506) 847-7172 today.

 

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