Headaches are a common malady, with 9 out of 10 people affected at some point. While some people only experience mild, infrequent headaches, others have ones that are intense and frequent enough to interfere with work and family time. Chiropractic care can help reduce the severity and frequency of headaches, allowing you to get back to the activities you enjoy. Dr. Scott M. Pint sees many people for headaches and migraines at our Pittsburgh, PA chiropractic office.

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Common Headache Triggers

While headaches and migraines can occur without any discernable trigger, many people eventually learn to identify the things that are most likely to bring their headaches on. For some people, the trigger is environmental. Environmental triggers can include noise, lights, and strong odors like cleaners, chemicals and heavy perfumes. In other cases, certain foods are likely to trigger headaches.

Muscle tension in the neck is also a very common headache trigger. Sedentary jobs often leave us spending hours in positions that can cause tension to travel from the upper back and neck to the scalp, resulting in headaches.

How Chiropractic Brings Headache & Migraine Relief

Research shows that chiropractic care can offer headache & migraine relief in a number of ways. First, spinal manipulation can help relieve the pain of tension headaches that start in your neck. Regular manipulation can cut down on the frequency and severity of headaches.

Dr. Pint is well-versed in a wide range of chiropractic techniques and can adjust treatment to fit each patient’s specific needs. By choosing just the right type of manual and instrument adjustments, he can address your pain and help you start finding relief.

Lifestyle Adjustments to Prevent Headaches

Chiropractic care can be augmented by lifestyle changes and home remedies that can keep debilitating headaches at bay. Some of the adjustments that can help cut down on your incidence of headaches and migraines:

  • Stay hydrated. Often, we can experience headaches because we are not drinking enough water. By consuming adequate water throughout the day, you can cut this headache trigger.
  • Consider cutting or reducing alcohol consumption. Sometimes specific drinks, such as red wine, can be significant headache triggers. Moderation and switching to other beverages can help.
  • Learn meditation and mindfulness techniques. Stress is a common headache trigger. Mindfulness and meditation can help you manage stress better and allay its physical effects.

Call Dr. Scott M. Pint Today!

If you are suffering from persistent headaches or migraines, you want fast and lasting relief. Dr. Scott M. Pint serves patients throughout the Pittsburgh, PA area. Call us for an appointment today.