Your temporomandibular joints (TMJs) can become inflamed. The pain isn’t always just in your jaw, but also could manifest as a headache. You can also have tension headaches or stress headaches from clenching and grinding. Whatever the cause, there’s nothing worse than a migraine headache. Austin migraine dentist, Dr. Patrick M. Jaeckle, has multiple options for treating migraines in patients, but you still may want to learn about do-it-yourself remedies to try when you feel a fresh headache coming on.
Headache Home Remedies
Ice: If your migraine is making it hard to get through the day, try applying an ice pack, bag of frozen peas, or cold washcloth on the back of your neck. Cold temperatures reduce inflammation, thereby relieving pain within an hour for many people.
Water: Dehydration exacerbates headaches, or may even cause them. Good old H2O helps provide a supply of blood and oxygen. When you’re lacking in fluids, you can end up with a headache that would have been so simple to prevent. If your head is throbbing, try a cool glass of water and you may have relief within minutes. Make sure you stay hydrated throughout the day to avoid any headaches in the first place.
Apple Cider Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar has the benefit of balancing your pH so your system is much less acidic. An imbalance of alkaline levels indeed causes headaches. You can even try eating an apple sprinkled with a little salt, or take apple cider vinegar in pill form if the idea of ingesting the liquid is unpleasant for you.
Ginger: The pungent root, ginger, reduces inflammation of the blood vessels in your body, including your head. You can make your own potent ginger tea by steeping chunks of ginger root in hot water, or boiling ginger powder and inhaling the vapors.
Migraine Headache Relief from Austin Migraine Dentist
Dr. Jaeckle has first-hand experience with the types of craniofacial issues which cause frequent or severe headaches. Using the cutting-edge TruDenta system, Dr. Jaeckle is able to provide a stunningly accurate analysis of the entire head and neck region, the oral system, and the temporomandibular joint. This technology is able to accurately identify many underlying issues which are known to cause headaches. Contact our Bee Cave dental office at (512) 402-1955 to schedule an appointment.