Headache Treatment Options

by Editorial Board on August 19, 2011 · 0 comments

in Headaches

Most people in the world have experienced a never ending pain in their head which we call a headache. This is usually caused by tension in your muscles, stress and/or depression. Migraines are more severe headaches that are usually more painful than regular headaches, and often caused by different symptoms too. You can also get a sinus headache which is due to your sinuses being aggravated due to a cold, allergies or other illness.

Headaches can occur for many different reasons; most people get them from stress, lack of food, alcohol or dehydration, as well as lack of sleep. The most common headache is a tension headache which is caused by tension in your muscles located in your neck, shoulders, jaw or scalp.

Most headaches will go away with a simple over the counter pain pill such as Advil (Ibuprofen). If you have trouble with your headaches responding to over the counter remedies you may consider trying different options. Beyond medicine, you can try other remedies for relaxing to help with your headache or by making a life style change. For example, you may try not drinking if you think your headaches are caused from use of alcohol. If you are unable to control the pain in your head after trying these different things then you may want to consult your doctor for prescription remedies.

Some people will experience head pain after getting in an accident of some kind. If this happens to you then you should contact a doctor as soon as possible. You should also consult a doctor if your head pain comes with a fever, other stiff muscles, pain in your ears or eyes, confusion or loss of consciousness. Even though headaches are common, and usually respond to treatment it is possible that some headaches, especially migraines, can be hard to treat and mat even become a disability.

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