As our lives are never absent of stress and tension, it is not a surprise that many suffer from Headaches.

There are two types of headaches. The first being a Stress/Tension type and the second those brought on by Subluxation. Physical, chemical, and mental stresses in the body can all cause subluxation.

Headache symptoms vary among sufferers. Common symptoms include head pain, aching temples, forehead pain, irritability and muscle tension.  Migraine headaches are usually the most painful and usually involve more severe symptoms. These symptoms include nausea, vomiting, chills, diarrhea and sensitivity to light, sound and smell.

Relieving Migraine pain is not easy once it starts, as anyone who has experienced one already knows. The key is to stop it before it starts. Dietary considerations are most important for breaking the headache cycle. Below are some dietary tips to help you ward off your next migraine before it starts.

– eat foods that boost serotonin levels

– add almonds to your diet

-eat plenty of dark green leafy vegetables (ex: spinach and broccoli)

– eat more fruit (ex: cherries and pineapple)

-avoid migraine triggers. Alcohol, wine, chocolate, caffeine, dairy, wheat, nitrates, MSG, and sulfites are all migraine triggers.

-get regular chiropractic adjustments, this helps to free any subluxations in your spine

If you’re already experiencing a migraine, or feel the prodrome of one coming on, here are some tips to help you get through it.

– Aromatherapy -lavender oil

– Chiropractic Treatment – Many migraines begin from subluxation in the neck. Getting an adjustment can free this subluxation and relieve your pain!

– Deep Breathing

– Exercise

– Use an ice pack on the back of your neck

Dr Caitlin
Dr. Caitlin Pietrosanto is a graduate of D'Youville College of Buffalo NY. There she obtained her Doctorate of Chiropractic and Bachelor Degree in Biology. She has completed extensive post-graduate training in Spidertech Taping, Graston technique and is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic in The State of New York. Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints such as back pain, neck pain, pain in the extremities ,and headaches. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition using physiotherapy techniques. These techniques are focused on restoring the structure and function of affected muscle and tissue.

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