Migraines: Tips on helping you get through it

By January 2, 2015Headaches

Do you feel a headache coming or are you suffering from one right now? It’s a real pain (pardon the pun), especially while you’re at work. More often than not, headaches and migraines affect your productivity at work and your ability to do things when you’re at home, like cook. Sometimes headaches are so strong that all you want to do is sleep. So what should you do about it? The good news is, there are ways to find relief. Many effective treatments exist for persisting headaches, including over-the-counter medication, biofeedback, injections and implants, depending upon the precise type of headache. Botox also provides a useful means of effectively and safely treating headaches and migraines. Here are some tips. 

Try using these tips

  • Apply an ice pack to the painful area of your head. Try placing it on your forehead, temples, or the back of your neck.
  • Take a warm bath or shower; a nap, or a walk.
  • Ask someone to rub your neck and back, or treat yourself to an aromatherapy massage.
  • Apply gentle, steady rotating pressure to the painful area of your head with your index finger and/or thumb. Maintain pressure for seven to 15 seconds, then release. Repeat as needed.
  • Sit or lie quietly in a low-lit room. Close your eyes and try to release the tension in your back, neck, and shoulders.
  • If you have excessive muscle contractions in the neck, physical therapy exercises performed daily could also be helpful.
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