Headache FAQs

 

FAQ: Headache Management

1. What Causes Headaches?

A wide range of items can trigger headaches. Diet, lifestyle, sleep patterns, even family history can all play a role in the root cause of headaches. For example, for every five people that experience migraines, four of these sufferers have a hereditary history of migraine attacks.

2. Can Headaches Be Prevented?

Yes, the frequency of debilitating headaches can be reduced using a variety of methods. Identifying what was ingested, or what activity you were involved in prior to a headache can help in diagnosing your potential triggers. Learning how to manage stress can also greatly reduce the frequency of chronic headaches. Regular exercise, proper diet and sleep patterns have also been known to limit headache outbreaks.

3. What Are Rebound Headaches?

Rebound headaches are the common term given to headaches that seemed to be easily treated with over the counter pain medications, but have evolved into more chronic pain with these remedies producing no relief. Common culprits leading to rebound headaches include Acetaminophen, aspirin, prescribed narcotic pain killers, sleeping pills, caffeinated medication, to name just a few.

4. Are Allergies Related To Headaches?

Although not the root cause of headaches, allergies can result in sinus congestion which will often lead to headache pain. Allergy medication is not intended to relieve headaches.

5. Can Certain Foods Bring On Headaches?

Yes, eating and drinking specific foods can result in headaches. Everyone has a different tolerance and chemical makeup, however some of the most studied foods that have been reported to trigger headaches include:

  • Alcohol
  • Preservatives
  • Hard Breathing
  • Chocolate
  • Cold Foods
  • Processed meats
  • Ice Cream
  • Caffeine
  • Certain cheeses
  • MSG
  • Bananas

6. How Can I Get Rid Of My Headaches?

SPG Block is a nasal spray treatment intended to offer immediate relief to even the most severe headaches. This minimally invasive technique acts quickly to block the group of nerves that signals pain in the specific area.

 

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