How to Relieve Headache Pain Naturally

Natural relief for headaches Windsor Ontario ChiropractorMany of us suffer from an occasional headache, while others suffer chronically. It’s easy to reach for an over-the-counter pain reliever to rid yourself of the pain, however dependence on this ‘band-aid’ fix can be dangerous.

It’s always best to treat the problem, rather than mask the symptoms of the problem.

The most common type of headache is the ‘tension-type’ headache. Tension headaches are usually the result of:

  • Physical and/or emotional stress
  • Poor posture
  • ‘Forward head posture’ from working on computers or spending significant time on electronic devices
  • Muscle strain due to repetitive movements

Natural relief for headaches

Stretch – Regardless of what type of work or activity causes your headaches, it’s a great idea to stretch and move around every half hour if possible. It helps keep your body stay limber, your muscles loose and your blood flowing.

Self-massage – After stretching, spend a few moments massaging your neck and shoulders. This will help relieve muscle tension and improve blood flow.

Change your habits – Spending too much time, especially non-essential time, on computers or mobile devices can create unnecessary strain in your neck and shoulder muscles.

Improve your diet – Eliminating processed foods and reducing your salt intake, while consuming more water will help your body function at a higher level.

Seek professional help

Chiropractor – Chiropractic adjustments reduce the tension in the muscles and joints of the neck and back, helping to alleviate nerve irritation, improving range of motion and blood flow.

Registered Massage Therapist – Massage therapy is an excellent way to relieve muscle tension, targeting the neck, shoulders and back muscles.

Acupuncturist – Acupuncture helps with many neurological conditions, such as headaches, migraines, difficulty sleeping, nervous tension, and dizziness. The stimulation of nerves via acupuncture results in endogenous pain control, tapping into your body’s own pharmacy, causing the release of pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory chemicals.

Ophthalmologist – Eye strain could be a cause of your headaches. Being equipped with a proper prescription and comfortable eyeglasses could help with your headaches.

We offer many natural therapies to help you with your headache pain. Please call for your appointment today – 519-258-8544.

There is no Magic Pill for Good Health

How to be healthy Windsor Ontario Dr Scott ColasantiGood health does not come in a bottle of pills.

Treat your health problems at their core, whatever they might be, and don’t mask the symptoms with drugs or neglect your problems.

Good health comes from:

  • Eating well
  • Exercise
  • Regular sleep
  • Avoiding stress
  • Seeing your doctors proactively to maintain good health, rather than reactively to manage illness

If you’re ready to start your healthy journey, please call us, we’d be happy to help – 519-258-8544

Reduce Pain Faster with Cold LASER Therapy

Reduce Pain Faster with Cold Laser Therapy Windsor OntarioCold LASER therapy is:

  • Safe and effective
  • Non-invasive
  • Non-toxic
  • Alternative to analgesics, NSAID’s and other medications
  • Approved by Health Canada & the FDA

Conditions treatable by cold LASER therapy may include:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Arthritis
  • Heel pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Knee pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Repetitive sprains and strains
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Hip pain
  • Pain and inflammation from injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Wound healing
  • Acupuncture
  • Smoking cessation/addictions
  • Weight loss
  • Allergic Rhinitis/Sinusitis

For more information on Cold LASER Therapy or to learn if Cold LASER Treatment could benefit you, please contact our office to book an appointment – 519-258-8544

Complementary Therapies for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Natural Therapy options CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Scott ColasantiChronic Fatigue Syndrome is a complex and difficult to diagnose medical condition. Often the diagnosis is a result of ruling out many other possible conditions.

If you have been diagnosed CFS and want to explore options to supplement your conventional treatment routine, consider the following:

It’s important to involve your medical doctor and all practitioners to develop a successful treatment program. Before starting any alternate or complementary therapies, be certain to consult with your doctor.

  • Chiropractic – Spinal adjustments help increase range of motion, reduces nerve irritation, and improves spinal health.
  • Osteopathy – Osteopathic treatments help improve circulation, improve mobility and restore health.
  • Physical Therapy – Along with the application of heat, cold, ultrasound and the use of electrical stimulation, the Physical Therapist can also recommend therapeutic exercises to help with the symptoms of CFS.
  • Acupuncture – Acupuncture can help relieve pain and the ‘cupping’ technique can help with muscle tension.

There is, unfortunately, no cure for CFS, and often the most successful treatment is one of coping and symptom alleviation. If you’d like to explore alternative and complementary treatment options, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 519-258-8544