The kids are screaming, you’ve had less than 4 hours sleep, your work deadline is
approaching fast and you haven’t had time for yourself in weeks!
To add insult to injury, now you have a raging headache blasting away at your skull like a
How are you going to make it through the day?
It’s time to pull the trigger on your pre-set plan to stop this headache dead in its tracks and
get back to feeling human again.
You need the HEADACHE SURVIVAL GUIDE!
WHAT IS A HEADACHE?
Headaches are one of the MOST common types of pain experienced by the population with
90% experiencing a headache at some point in their lives, 13% in the past year and 3%
suffering from chronic and debilitating headaches.
A headache is defined as pain arising from the structures and tissues that surround the upper
neck, brain, and skull.
Types of headaches include migraines, cluster, tension, and 14 other classifications, while the
pain can be throbbing, sharp, dull, aching, constant, intense or mild.
Regardless of type or character, one thing remains true…
YOUR HEADACHE SURVIVAL GUIDE
Here are five things you can start doing right away to reduce your headache pain and stop the
Let the healing begin!
1. DRINK WATER
This sound too good to be true.
“I can get rid of this throbbing headache by just drinking some water?”
In fact, dehydration is pretty common. I found it hard to find stats on New Zealand population
but one CBS news report claims up to 75% of the American population could be chronically
When you experience a loss of fluid, the brain itself can shrink and pull away from the skull
causing irritation to the structures and pain in your head.
Once re-hydrated, the brain returns to normal and the headache disappears.
2. TAKE A NAP
In addition to all of the other benefits to napping, like more energy, better moods, and
enhanced memory, participants in some studies have noted that going to sleep was the
MOST effective strategy for reducing or resolving a headache.
3. GET YOUR SPINE CHECKED
A cerviocogenic headache is characterised by pain perceived in the head but from a source in
the tissues of the neck. Those sources could include the discs, ligaments, soft tissues and
Distortion in the spinal column can exist for years affecting all of these components without
presenting any symptoms…much like a cavity can deteriorate a tooth without causing pain.
The best way to determine if a structural problem could be contributing to your headaches is
via a detailed analysis by a Chiropractor that focuses on Structural Correction.
LEARN MORE HERE: Headache Behind Your Headache | Intro To Structural Chiropractic (31 OCTOBER AT 5:30PM)
4. BREAK A SWEAT
It’s a common myth that you shouldn’t exercise when you have a headache.
Truthfully, I think it gets perpetuated as more of an excuse than anything else as running
around and lifting weights are probably not high on the list when you feel like garbage.
However, if you can muster up the will power, exercise releases endorphins which are the
body’s natural painkillers. They can help you reduce the severity of most headaches and
impact the frequency of your future episodes.
5. EAT WELL
It’s not new to attempt to reduce headaches by removing food “triggers”, however, it makes
more sense to approach nutrition with respect to headaches from a different perspective.
Eating By Design naturally leads to a lower inflammatory response, which means less irritation
in the brain and an increased capacity for the body to self-repair (DOWNLOAD your Eat By Design Manual HERE).
HOW TO GET STARTED
Start with any or all of these five steps as a guide to survive your headaches and better yet,
maybe even get rid of them for good.
Have a great day!
Dr. Ryno Tope is a Doctor of Chiropractic, a member of the New Zealand Chiropractic Association, and owner of Structural Chiropractic in Hastings, Hawke’s Bay. Dr. Tope focuses on an area of chiropractic called Structural Correction and has been in practice for 6 years. You can reach Dr. Tope at email@example.com or 06•651•1004. You can also follow the Structural Chiropractic Facebook page (www.facebook.com/StructuralChiropracticHB).