Nearly everyone has had headache pain, and most of us have had it many times. A minor headache is little more than a nuisance that's relieved by an over-the-counter pain reliever, some food or coffee, or a short rest.
But if your headache is severe or unusual, you might worry about stroke, a tumor, or a blood clot. Fortunately, such problems are rare. Still, you should know when a headache needs urgent care and how to control the vast majority of headaches that are not threatening to your health.
What causes headaches?
Doctors don't fully understand what causes most headaches. They do know that the brain tissue and the skull are never responsible since they don't have nerves that register pain. But the blood vessels in the head and neck can signal pain, as can the tissues that surround the brain and some major nerves that originate in the brain. The scalp, sinuses, teeth, and muscles and joints of the neck can also cause head pain.
A primary headache is not a symptom of an underlying illness. Instead, these headaches result from problems involving the structures of the head and neck.
A primary headache may be due to over activity of:
Specific areas of the brain
Hemi crania Continua
Hemi crania continua is a chronic, ongoing headache almost always affects the same side of your face and head. Other symptoms include:
- Pain that varies in severity
- Red or teary eyes
- Droopy eyelid
- Contracted iris
- Responds to the pain medication indomethacin
- Worse pain with physical activity
Some people also notice migraine symptoms like:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Sensitivity to light and sound
There are two types:
- Chronic: You have daily headaches.
- Remitting: You have headaches for 6 months. They go away for a period of weeks or months and come back.
How to treat headache? Self-care at Home
- Avoid stressors
- Get enough sleep
- Use Manual Massage Tool for Immediate relief recommended by Physical Therapists
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