What Causes a Headache?
There are two types of headaches. Primary headaches are caused due to excessive activity of the pain-sensitive parts in the head. Examples include cluster headaches, migraine, tension headaches etc. A secondary headache on the other hand, is a symptom of a disease that activate the pain-sensitive nerves in the head. For example, acute sinusitis, blood clots, brain tumour, concussion etc. can cause a secondary headache.
When to Seek Treatment for Headaches
Headaches are usually managed by people with OTC pain relief medications like Panadol, Ibuprofen, Codeine etc. once the headache has already started.
If you are somebody who uses pain relief medication 2-3 times per week or 10 days per month, the pain relief medication can stop helping with the pain, and can actually cause headaches. These repetative headaches are known as 'Medication Overuse Headaches (MOH)'. In these cases it could be especially helpful to seek an alternative method of reducing your headaches.
Bowen Therapy has proven to be very successful in treating many different types of headaches with clients at my clinic. Tension often builds up around the neck, head and jaw, causing the pain. Sometimes there can also be misalignments elsewhere in the body that can be contributing to reoccuring headaches.
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