Whether it’s rest and relaxation after a strenuous workout, consuming enough water throughout the day, or even the type of environment you’re exposed to, headaches suggest that there is some type of vitamin/nutrient deficiency that is causing tension to build.
Some of the more common triggers for headaches include, but are not limited to:
Generally, your body is trying to signal to you that something in your lifestyle needs to change.
Most patients simply try and mask the initial pain they experience by taking some sort of over the counter drug. Too often, this type of treatment is overused, while more serious underlying issues are ignored or overlooked.
If you find yourself suffering from painful headaches more than three times a week, you might want to schedule an examination with one of our doctors right away.
You can also try to incorporate one of the following methods into your natural routine in an effort to lower the frequency for which you experience your headaches.
Studies show a direct correlation between people who are sensitive to gluten that’s contained within their food and the onset of painful headaches.
In fact, the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness found that patients who have celiac disease and have not been properly diagnosed, often see a complete loss of headaches and migraines once they have changed their diet.
Even if you don’t have celiac disease, but are sensitive to gluten, cutting back on your daily intake is known to significantly cut down on the volume of headaches you experience.
Try to eliminate gluten from your daily diet for three weeks before slowly reintroducing foods that contain this substance. Pay close attention to how you feel as you begin to add gluten back into your diet, to see if there is in fact, a direct correlation between this substance and your health.
Treatment is usually drug and surgery-, and your Chiropractor can reduce the level of oxidative stress that’s contained within your body, almost like an antioxidant.
Oxidative stress described the damage that takes place when radicals outnumber your body’s antioxidants. It can damage all of your body cell components like proteins, DNA cells, and lipids.
Studies show that the use of spaniel manipulation therapy can be effective for treating headaches. In one particular study, 22% of those who received Chiropractic adjustments claimed more than a 90% reduction in headaches, while another 49% reported the intensity of their headaches dramatically diminished after just a few adjustments.
The reason is because adjustments and spinal manipulations help reduce built up, stored stress throughout your body. Simply put, Chiropractic adjustments reduce tension that directly lead to migraines.
Magnesium is known as one of the most powerful headache treatments and contains less harmful side effects than traditional painkillers.
People who suffer from frequent headaches or migraines usually have low levels of magnesium, which is often associated with patients who suffer from heart disease, alcoholism, and diabetes.
Taking 300 – 600 mg of this supplement on a daily basis can help reduce the number of headaches you experience and both oral and intravenous forms are widely available to the public.
Magnesium can help brain signaling from taking place, a condition that is often referred to as cortical spreading depression. This type of medical condition can lead to sensory and visual adaptations that are common when experiencing a headache, especially a migraine.
It also helps block the transmitters that send out painful signals to your brain and can improve platelet function, which helps your body react to injuries and prevent excessive bleeding.