Headaches and Neck Pain from Holiday Stress? Try 5 Natural Treatments
Pandemic or not, holiday stress is inevitable.
While some types of stress are normal—and sometimes even healthy—intense or chronic stress creates tension in your upper back and neck, triggering pain and headaches.
Fortunately, you can find relief through a handful of completely natural headache and neck pain treatments.
5 Ways to Naturally Reduce Headaches and Neck Pain from Holiday Stress
Reaching for that Motrin bottle might do more harm than good. Did you know treating daily pain with over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen and other painkillers can create a dependence and even more headaches?
Instead, follow these natural tips to reduce pain and headaches from holiday stress.
- Just Say No
You don’t have to be five places at once. Turn things down and only take on responsibilities you can comfortably handle without sacrificing your health.
- Be Mindful of Your Diet
Excess alcohol and/or sugar consumption can trigger inflammation, making neck pain and headaches much more frequent and intense.
- Prioritize Physical Activity
Exercise is proven to encourage the production of pain-killing endorphins and other natural feel-good chemicals. Plus, physical activity is important for enhanced mobility that can prevent neck pain and headaches.
- Make Time for Self-Care
Book time in your busy schedule for relaxing baths, reading, creative projects, and, most importantly, days where you simply do nothing.
- Keep Up Regular Chiropractic Adjustments
Research shows that regular chiropractic care can reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches. Adjustments also provide a natural neck pain treatment by relieving pressure and keeping your spine in its proper, healthy alignment.
Take Time for Yourself to Reduce Holiday Stress
Dr. Scott Dawson at Eldorado Chiropractic in McKinney, Texas has over two decades of experience helping patients recover from headaches, neck pain, and a wide range of other conditions with his gentle chiropractic care.
You and Dr. Dawson will discuss your existing symptoms and daily activities before developing a personalized treatment plan to encourage optimal spinal alignment and relieve pressure.
Dr. Dawson will also recommend custom home stretches, exercises, and techniques to ensure long-term recovery, as well as prevention.
Don’t put your health on hold! Achieve the pain-free life you deserve. Schedule your appointment at Eldorado Chiropractic in McKinney now by calling 214-544-8686.