Dealing with Migraine Headeache Pain

woman-migraineA lot of people suffer from migraine headaches and spend a lot of time in a quiet, dark room trying to avoid any stimulation. If you are one of those people, there are some tips that will help you to avoid this pain and start functioning more quickly.

It’s important to think about the headache and what the triggers are. One of the issues I see alot in my practice with people who have chronic headache pain is that they don’t really know what is triggering the headache. They may be at work, a family function, or just wake up with an awful headache that gets worse. Some of the triggers for migraines are tension and stress. This is one of the reasons that I have workshops that teach people exercises for reducing stress and tension without drugs. Learning relaxation techniques and how to recognize when your body is tensing can help you avoid stress and tension headache pain.
Migraines can also be caused by a misalignment in your spine or neck. If you sit at a computer all day working, you are putting pressure on your neck, shoulders and back. A lot of people who work in sedentary jobs don’t get the exercise they need to keep their body flexible and healthy. If you have a timer on your computer, set it for one hour, then each hour get up and walk around the room. Do some exercises (I can give you those during our headache workshop), and drink some water.
A big cause of headache pain is dehydration. Most people don’t drink enough water and are bordering on dehydration all the time. Drinking water has many benefits for the body. Toxins are flushed from your system that would otherwise build up and make you more prone to injury and illness. The muscles that are supporting your body can get more oxygen when you have proper circulation. And, just getting up to get a drink of water will give you a break from sitting at your computer.

During my workshops, I give people tips for easy changes they can make in their daily activities to reduce the recurrence of headache pain. We also talk about nutrition and how important it is to keep the whole body healthy to be at your best at all times.

If you or your organization would like to have me come and give a talk on health and wellness, you can call my office for a list of the topics I present. Or, if you have a special issue that you would like me to address, I’ll be happy to provide a presentation on the specific needs of your group. When I speak to groups, I focus my presentation on the activities of the group I am speaking to. Give Marcia Burton, our Community Outreach Director a call at 925-757-3309 to get more information about having me come to your next event or meeting.

If you are suffering from headache pain and find that you have trouble functioning when you take medication, I can help you to get relief and start enjoying your life quickly and without medication. I’m happy to meet with you and discuss the steps you can take to take control of your headache pain and talk about the natural and safe techniques used in chiropractic care that will help you.

Visit Dr. Sean Wright at The Wright Family Wellness Center, to get more information about services and products provided by his team.