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Conquer Headaches with Chiropractic Care, Avoiding Common Triggers

chiropractic care in Birmingham for headache pain.jpgHeadaches have the power to ruin your concentration, your mood, or even your entire day. But Back On Track Chiropractic has the power to help you conquer your headaches using all-natural methods and offering lifestyle suggestions that can keep a headache at bay. For the past 15 years, our chiropractor Dr. Scott Duca has been helping the Birmingham community achieve overall wellness and optimum health. Headache relief is one of our services, and it often comes from a spinal adjustment. You may be able avoid a headache in the first place if you stay away from common headache triggers.

Three Headache Triggers That Also Impede Overall Wellness

Stress can induce a headache, lead to neck pain, and severely impact overall wellness. When your body is stressed, your muscles tend to tense up and your stress hormone production goes into overdrive. Constant stress does not give your body a chance to recover from the changes, leading to the headache, neck pain, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Breathing deep, taking time out to relax, and chiropractic care that includes massage therapy can help reduce stress and its byproducts.

Certain foods can trigger a headache, especially those that are pickled, fermented, or full of additives. Monosodium glutamate, or MSG, can be a major trigger that is found in many foods and food items. These include a number of packaged foods as well as tenderizers and soy sauce. Steering clear of MSG and other additives can play a double role by contributing to your nutritional and overall wellness.

Toxins can create a field day for headaches. Common household substances that can trigger a headache include insecticides, lead, and other poisonous substances. Lead can be especially hazardous when it comes in the form of lead-based paint in older homes. Lead batteries and pottery finished with lead-based glazed may also pose hazards. Use caution when handling any potentially poisonous household substance or find a way to avoid them altogether.

Have you run across other headache triggers not mentioned by our chiropractor? What are they?


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