Headaches: 4 Ways to Prevent and Treat them Without Medications

Headaches are common, NOT normal.  And because they are so common, many people think that getting a headache is just a normal part of life!  It doesn’t have to be……

Four Ways to Prevent and Treat Headaches Without Medications:

  1. Drink more Water!  Most people do not drink enough water every day and dehydration can lead to headaches. Keep a water bottle with you throughout the day and make sure you are drinking at least 8 cups (64 oz.) each day.
  2. Take breaks from electronic devices.  Yes, you heard me.  When you are constantly looking at a computer, and especially looking down at a phone or tablet, the muscles in your neck and eyes get strained.  Taking short breaks and stretching your neck for a minute will make a difference (and feels great!)
  3. Acupuncture/acupressure.  Studies have shown acupuncture to be an effective treatment for headaches.  We have had much success at our clinic treating headache patients with acupuncture or acupressure, especially when combined with chiropractic care.
  4. Chiropractic adjustments. Many people find headache relief with chiropractic care.  The Institute of Chiropractic and Acupuncture headache, woman in painTherapy has helped many people get drug-free results, drastically reducing or totally eliminating patient’s headaches!  Some estimates suggest that 25% of the population has a headache right now…are you one of them?


Headaches are most often a sign that something is not right in your body.  There are many types of headaches and many things can cause them. Medications may cover up the pain, but do not correct the underlying cause. If you can treat the cause of the headache, it will go away!

For more information on how chiropractic, acupuncture, and other modalities can help your headaches, please see our What We Do page at SuperDocDC.com.

Dr. Trent Burrup is a chiropractor and graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic.  He provides chiropractic care in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas including West Jordan, South Jordan, Sandy, Draper, Taylorsville, Murray, Riverton, Herriman, Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Holiday, Millcreek, West Valley City, and South Salt Lake.  We also provide service to patients that come from the Utah County area and as far north as Logan, and even some from out of state…come experience the difference at The Institute!

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