Are you someone who suffers from headaches? Are those headaches accompanied with neck pain? Medication may be an effective tool for some but our Atlanta chiropractors have compiled a list to help you through headaches and neck pain.
Relive Headaches and Neck Pain
Pressure: Placing pressure on the forehead and temples as well as the back of the neck may help aid in some relief.
Ice: Ice will help reduce spasms and swelling as well as pain by decreasing the blood flow. If you are suffering from tension headaches placing the ice on the forehead can help alleviate the pain.
Heat: Constriction of blood vessels is a common cause of headaches and using heat on the back of the neck or taking a hot shower can help relax you.
Body posture: When your posture is strong your back and neck muscles are less fatigued. Having good posture can help by limiting the occurrence of headaches and neck pain all together. So, when sitting in a chair make sure that you are sitting straight with your shoulders back and neck up.
Appropriate amount of sleep: When a person does not sleep well they are more susceptible to tension headaches. Lack of sleep can also make a headache chronic. Sleeping too long can also cause tension headaches or make them worse.
Contact AICA Atlanta For Immediate Pain Relief
When suffering from a headache, allow yourself time to take a break and let others around you know that you need a break. If you find yourself suffering from migraines or tension headaches that become debilitating and occur frequently, it’s best to consult with a physician so they can help develop the best plan of action for you.
A headache that is accompanied by neck stiffness and numbness in the shoulders, can be a serious injury or medical condition and should checked out by a physician. If you suffer from headaches and migraines accompanied by neck pain, contact our AICA Atlanta office at (404) 889-8828 for a consultation today!