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  • Writer's pictureDr. Maya Pande

Are You Having Weather Related Headaches?

Is your head going bonkers right now? Our weather is changing so much lately, sometimes in just one hour! If you get headaches or migraines whenever the weather changes, you are definitely not alone. Barometric headaches are a real thing.

Studies documented in the Barometric Headache Website indicates that 50% of migraine sufferers are sensitive to the weather and the third leading cause of migraines is changes in barometric pressure.

So, what is barometric pressure? Also known as air or atmospheric pressure, it is the amount of force that is applied to your body from the air. It's used as an indicator for weather. When a low-pressure system moves into an area, it usually leads to clouds, wind, and precipitation. High-pressure systems usually lead to fair, calm weather.

The thing is, your body should be able to adapt and bounce along with these environmental changes but if your nervous system is irritated and not sending the right messages to your sinuses or head, even mild changes in pressure can bring about headaches.

Gentle chiropractic adjustments help because they can reduce the amount of irritation and inflammation in your nervous system. This allows your body to adapt easily and effortlessly to changes in the air pressure without having a headache.

If you're in the midst of a headache or migraine at this moment, this can help until you can book an appointment with me for a chiropractic assessment. Squeeze the web of one hand with the thumb and index finger of your other hand, as pictured above. Hold for at least 30 seconds. Repeat as needed.

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