While exploring the Internet the other day I came across an article about Sam Shields, a Green Bay Packers player. Shields continues to have headaches since week one of the football schedule. While the headache has been initiated by the concussion, what if there is something more? At Craniofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Center of Georgia, we want to always take a look at other underlying causes to rule out further complications. In light of Shields’ recurring headaches, let’s revisit headaches and how we can help.

Alleviating Headache Pain

In order to eliminate the pain, it is important to reduce the number of risk factors present. This might include a laundry list of things, including:

  • Quit smoking
  • Drink less or eliminate alcohol
  • Increase exercise
  • Weight loss
  • Improve posture at desk, in a car or other positions

Another big factor in headache pain relief is by improving your sleeping habits. This typically means getting more sleep, or reducing lifestyle stressors that may trigger headaches.

Contact Craniofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Center of Georgia for more information on headaches and how your pain might be dental related. Remember, you don’t have to put up with pain—there is a treatment solution available. Maybe even Sam Shields from the Green Bay Packers can get help.