Headaches Overview

There are many types of headaches. A tension headache can be caused by tightened muscles in neck, face, scalp or even the shoulders. It may feel dull and generalized but is often relieved with over-the-counter medications. A sinus headache is similar but often includes pressure in the sinuses and around the ears and is often helped with over-the-counter allergy medications or pain relievers. Migraine headaches are more intense in pain and may include visual changes and sensitivity to light and/or sound. Migraine, cluster headaches and rebound headaches are types of recurring headaches are often the most difficult to deal with because they can be unrelenting without help from a professional.

Headaches may also be known as Migraine Headachea, Tension Headaches.

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Symptoms of Headaches

A headache may involve pain not only in the head but also the face, ears, jaw and sinuses. Symptoms of a headache may include:

  • Dull, aching head pain
  • Hurts more when touched or pressed.
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Headaches Causes

There are many causes of headaches but they are primary the result of stress, muscle tension, jaw joint inflammation, sinus pressure, neck Issues, or a history or family history of migraines.

  • History of headaches

Headaches Treatments

Treatment for a headache can include rest, anti-inflammatories, pain medication, sinus medication, acupuncture, and/or sound and light reduction.

Home Remedy

  • Rest
  • Non steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs help to relieve inflammation
  • Acetaminophen, Tylenol or other over the counter pain reliver to relieve pain
  • Sound and Light Reduction

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