Headaches have the potential to completely ruin the day’s plans. Instead of using an over-the-counter pain reliever or trying to ignore the pain, it may be a good idea to identify the source of your condition. At AICA Atlanta, we help hundreds of patients overcome painful recurring headaches each year and the first step toward long-term pain relief is understanding what triggers your symptoms.
Consider the following information that highlights common causes of recurring headaches.
Most doctors recommend consuming about half of your body weight in water to keep your body hydrated throughout the day. If you are not sure of the amount or would like help keeping track of your daily consumption, consider purchasing a water bottle that has a measurement label.
What you consume has a direct effect on how the rest of your body feels and performs. Consider keeping track of your diet with a diary to detect any trends relating to what you eat and when your headaches occur. If you notice that your headaches develop after consuming a particular type of food or ingredient, make sure to eliminate them from your diet.
Recurring headaches that comprise of pulsating sensations are signals that your body and brain are not receiving enough oxygen. Our Atlanta Chiropractors recommend taking several deep breaths every few hours to ensure that your system is getting the oxygen it needs to perform and function correctly.
Are you tilting your head and neck downward often? When the muscles and ligaments that surround your neck are overstrained because of postural impairments, the tension can lead to recurring painful headaches. Focus on maintaining a healthy posture throughout the day by keeping your head in line with your shoulders. Do not point your neck downward or hunch forward when trying to look at a computer monitor, if you should work in an office environment.
Many different medications contain adverse side effects. If you are currently using some type of prescription drug, check out the side effects listed on the label and ask your doctor whether your medication could be contributing to your pain.
If you experience recurring headaches and have tried other solutions without long-term results, contact us for a free consultation. Chiropractic is a proven alternative solution for headaches and does not contain adverse side effects. Dial (404) 889-8828 to schedule an appointment today.