What Are Headaches?

Everyone had a headache every now and then. It is a form of pain that occurs throughout the face, head, neck, and back. It can be as painful as just a simple annoyance or it can be a devastating pain that can prohibit you from having fun. You will want to consider taking pain medication and going through some treatments in order to lessen the pain or the frequency of the headaches. You will find that the pain can be caused by many things as well.

Most of the time you will find that it is a simple tension headache. However, sometimes it can be a warning sign of something very serious. You will need to figure out what it is that causes your headaches by having a journal and writing down some details of what you were feeling, doing, and so on so that you can pinpoint the items or people to avoid in order to avoid your headaches.

When it comes to the symptoms of a headache you may find that it can be accompanied by things like nausea, vomiting, unconsciousness, stiffness in the neck, irritability, sudden pains, throbbing pain, loss of appetite, and even confusion or insomnia. Keep in mind that there are some common triggers that people will have to deal with in order to overcome their headaches. You will not only want to confront your triggers, but you will also want to avoid the triggers altogether.

Some common triggers are smoking, hunger or skipping meals, certain foods, depression, bad sleeping habits, head injury, loud music, long car rides, overexertion, strong odors, common colds, menstruation, stress, and caffeine.

Keep in mind that there are many other common triggers that you could have a headache over that really aren’t common at all. They are extreme and serious disorders. Some of the reasons why you will get a headache will consist of things like infections, brain aneurysms, infections, stroke, and other disorders and conditions.

It is very important that you consult your doctor and see if there is anything that you can do to help your headaches seem less painful or less frequent. You will also want to make sure that you do everything that you can to avoid your triggers, or the pain will just become even more devastating to your world. Your doctor will be able to help you out and you will also be able to use many modern and traditional ways of treatment to help you with your headache pain.

Not all headaches are serious, but they can be. You have to learn how to take care of yourself and how to take care of your mind so that you can be as healthy as possible. You will also find that with a strong body and mind, you will not have to fall victim to serious headaches.


A wealth of knowledge and passion is brought with dual degrees in Naturopathic and Chiropractic. A proud family man, he is devoted to his wife and two children.