If you have ever dealt with a consistent headache or migraine, you understand how debilitating they can be. Sometimes you may even need to lock yourself into a dark room and lay down until the headache or migraine goes away. You may even think that getting migraine headaches is “normal” because you have been suffering from them for so long.
There are a lot of things that can contribute to getting a headache or migraine. Things like having poor posture, being involved in a car accident, sensitivities to certain foods, not drinking enough water, increased stress at work or home. But one of the most common causes of headaches is having spinal cord dysfunction. If the spine is not functioning properly, especially in the neck, then the nervous system cannot function properly.
And if the nervous system cannot function properly, we start to show symptoms of a problem such as a headache or a migraine. Often the solution is to grab a pill to ease the pain from the headache or migraine but unfortunately, that does nothing to correct what is causing the headache in the first place. This is when most people accept that the consistent headache or migraine is “normal” or something they just have to “deal with.” However, that is not always the case. Assessing the spine with specific motion study x-rays can help determine if your headache or migraine is caused by dysfunction in the spine or something else.
If you are suffering from a consistent headache or migraine, there are lots of options that you can try to find some relief and even find a correction. Listed below are a handful of examples for you to try.
- Most importantly, see your chiropractor and get evaluated with specific motion study x-rays to determine if you have any dysfunction in your spine.
- Decrease stress by exercising more or trying yoga.
- Drink more water.
- Try certain essential oils for headache or migraine relief.
- Get better sleep.
- Try acupuncture.
- Limit screen time 2 hours before bed.
- Eat at regular intervals.