It’s the heat of summer here in Texas, and the heat can certainly play a big role in the development of headaches or migraines for many people. There are a few major reasons why summertime headaches can be more frequent or more intense:
- Dehydration – sufficient water intake is important year-round, but even more so when the temperature rises. What you’re drinking can also make a difference. Sticking to water is never a bad idea, and avoid excessive intake of soda and other caffeinated beverages.
- Fragrances or chemicals in sunscreen – if sensitivity to odors is a known trigger to your headaches or migraines, use caution when choosing sunscreen, insect repellant, and other scented summer products.
- Bright, intense sunlight – investing in some good sunglasses can relieve strain on your eyes that may lead to a headache. A baseball cap or visor can also work to shield your eyes from the brightness of the sun.
Regardless of the season or cause of your headaches or migraines, getting to the cause of their occurrence is important to understand how to prevent them from returning in the future. Sometimes it’s as simple as upping your water intake on an especially hot day. Other times, there is an underlying spinal cause to headaches and migraines that lies in the upper two bones in the neck, just underneath the skull.
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In McKinney, TX, headache expert Dr. Terry Crowder helps people get lasting relief from their headaches without the need for pharmaceutical or other invasive interventions. As an upper cervical specific chiropractor, Dr. Crowder focuses on making sure the vertebra at the top of the neck are aligned properly and not causing any interference to nervous system function. Even a very small misalignment in this area of the spine can cause a disruption of blood flow and nervous system impairment that can easily cause a headache or migraine. Dr. Crowder’s methods are safe, gentle, effective, and above all, a lasting solution.
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