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Is Your Headache Related to the Weather?

woman covered mouthAs you know, Michigan can sure have some crazy weather. Have you ever had an ache or pain and thought, “Must be the change in the weather”? If so, you’re far from alone! We see a lot of people that come in for headaches and migraines when the seasons shift.

Believe it or not, extremes of hot and cold are, indeed, one thing that can bring on pain. Our mornings can be extremely cold, while afternoons might have a brightly shining sun. There’s high humidity and dry air, both of which can cause a headache.

The Effects of Pressure Changes

Did you know that the barometric pressure can change your brain chemistry? It increases serotonin in your brain. When your body gets flooded with a chemical, it can cause a toxic reaction. The barometric pressure can even change the way your blood flows! Since it squeezes and condenses things, you might feel it in your joints, skull and teeth.

It feels like a buildup of pressure, such as in your sinuses.

And if you’re one of many women who already carry a lot of tension in their neck and shoulders, that squeeze of pressure can make things far worse.

Here’s What You Can Do

There’s a few things you can do:

  • Remember to bring your sunglasses with you each day, even on cold mornings
  • Drink enough water
  • Manage your stress levels
  • Get adjusted!

Chiropractic adjustments can address all your problem areas, including your neck, skull and sinus cavities. If you know a trigger is coming up like a change in the weather, or start to feel pain setting in, be proactive. Don’t wait for it to get worse. Book an appointment with us!

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