Headaches are a common reason why people seek out chiropractic care. There are many causes of headaches. These range from structural imbalances to chemical disturbances like allergies. We see people for headaches all the time in our office in Irvine, CA. So here are the top 3 ways to get rid of a headache fast.
It’s a common thing to just pop a pill for your headache. I recently saw a patient in my office who asked me for some pain medications. My response to him “I am the pain medication.” (Joking…a chiropractic adjustment is doing more than just relieving pain).
3 Simple things to eliminate headaches fast
Acupressure: This technique you can administer yourself and is simple. Open your hand right now and find the space between your thumb and index finger. Yeah the fleshy part. Taking your other hand, give that fleshy part a good squeeze using your thumb and index finger. You’ll feel the tender spot. Squeeze that spot for about 30 seconds to a minute. You’ll start to notice the pressure and pain from the headache start to subside.
Tennis Ball Massage: (you should always have a tennis ball handy) using a tennis ball, lie down on a firm surface like your living room floor (carpeted preferably). Place the tennis ball under the base of your skull. You’ll feel the pressure and pain point. Hold that point for 30 seconds to a minute. Roll the ball around finding the sensitive points. Another thing you can do is to take your hands, make a fist and then use your fists to massage your jaw. This works well.
Chiropractic Adjustment: Along with the first 2 tips, you should always get adjusted. Remember, pain is just a signal that something else is going on. A spinal subluxation means that your nervous system is not being able to fully express itself. I tell all my headache patients, “the headache is just the alarm going off for a larger fire you’re not yet aware of.”
Try these 3 things to ease your headache before you start popping the pills. But remember to get to the root cause of your pain.
What we do in office
In our office there are many other things we do to help with chronic headaches such as PEMF, cold laser, high frequency vibration, H-wave, hyperthermia, deep tissue massage and cranial-sacral therapy. We also look to get to the root causes of the headache. Most times its a postural thing. Other times we have to address things like allergies, sensitivities and chronic stress.
Feel free to give us a call 949-679-7676 if you need any help with your headache. Just mention that you read this blog post for a special discount for your first visit.