Neck pain can be simply unbearable at times. It makes it difficult to sleep, walk, sit and do just about anything comfortably. I know this because I had dealt with it for nearly two years before I found any relief. It was not until I began going to a chiropractor that I found that life did not have to be so painful. The chiropractor made regular adjustments each week and helped me learn what I could do to make myself more comfortable. I have included everything that my chiropractor taught me on my website to help others going through the same struggles as I did.
Getting a migraine can be really painful, and it can interrupt your life. Experiencing migraines can hold you back from living a full life, which is why you need to take control of your migraines in order to get your life back.
#1 Set Up a Regular Sleep Schedule
One of the contributing factors to your migraines may be an irregular sleep schedule. Your body needs to experience long, deep sleep. Not getting enough sleep or not getting enough quality sleep is often a migraine trigger.
Start by trying to get on a regular sleeping schedule. It is important to go to bed and wake up roughly the same time every night of the week. Stop trying to "catch up" on sleep on your days off, and work on figuring out a sleep schedule you can sustain, even if that means making other changes to your schedule or lifestyle.
In addition to setting a regular sleep schedule, you need to set up an environment where you can sleep. That generally means making your bedroom as dark as possible. Making your bedroom dark will help you get better sleep. Turn off all lights, put up room darkening curtains, and cover up anything that emits light as you sleep.
#2 Track What You Eat
Many people find that their migraines are actually triggered by eating certain foods. In order to see if this is a problem for you, start a journal in which you track what you eat. You don't need to track calories or nutrimental information, as this is just about tracking what you are eating, not the quantity of what you are eating.
In your journal, you also need to know when you feel the onset of a migraine. Hopefully, over time, you will see if the onsets of your migraines correspond to a specific food or type of food.
#3 See A Chiropractor
A chiropractor can help some people who suffer from migraines. One reason you may be experiencing migraines is that your spine is out of alignment. Your chiropractor can adjust your spine and work over time to help your spine get the right alignment. A poorly aligned spine can impact your nerves and can lead to headaches and other health issues.
Your chiropractor can also help with realizing the stress that rests in your body that may be contributing to your migraines. They can provide you with heat therapy, roller beds, and other tools that they use to relieve body stress. Reducing the tension in your body can help reduce your migraines.
Take control of your migraine headaches by changing how you sleep, tracking what you eat, and working with a chiropractor to get your spine aligned and to reduce stress.