Those suffering from migraines often do not realize that there are certain things they can personally do to get some relief from the pain. Let’s take a look at a few of these.
Being Emotionally Healthy and Happy
Managing stress is important when trying to avoid a migraine attack. This may be easier said than done. However, some have fought and won the battle by finding enjoyment in some of the following activities:
- Taking a relaxing walk
- Stretching the muscles
- Reading a good book
- Growing flowers or vegetables
- Taking time to stop and think, meditating on happy things
- Exercising creativity and making something beautiful
Finding a hobby or activity that can bring one pleasure without stress is vital to managing frustrations in one’s life. If a person finds it too difficult to do on his own, there is no shame in consulting a trusted friend or a counselor. A different viewpoint can often help a person know where to look for more peace in life.
Live a Healthy Life
It is vital to develop and then maintain healthy habits. They go a long way in helping one feel better overall. What are some of these?
- Keep a regular exercise routine.
- Manage stress levels.
- Sleep soundly – Getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night is vital, and going to sleep at the same time helps maintain a good bedtime routine.
- Eat well and on time – Eating regularly helps keep blood sugar level, while a healthy diet combats migraine attacks.
An Important Way to Keep Migraines at Bay
Something often overlooked is regular check-ups by an upper cervical chiropractor. At Advanced Spinal Care, we examine the bones of the upper neck for tiny misalignments, as these are often the underlying cause of migraines. We then use a gentle method to help the bones move into place naturally rather than popping or forcing them. This helps the spine to stay in place longer and may result in reduced pain. This is a vital element of care that should be a top priority in the fight against migraines.
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