Do you have constant headaches? Or do some of your friends have them? Chances are, you answered “yes” to one of the two questions.
Headaches have become the new “trendy” condition these days. Every other person suffers from headaches. I’ve written previously about headache cures and how to treat headaches. But today, I want to talk about something else: the root of the problem.
The best way to treat migraines is to find the source of the problem. What is causing your migraines?
You might not have noticed it, but the pain can be different, depending on the headache. Some headaches cause pain in the forehead, and some cause pain in the back of the head. The intensity is different as well. Depending on where the headaches appear, and the intensity, you can determine the type of headache. If you suffer from constant headaches, you should check with your doctor. But if you want to determine the source of your problem, let’s categorize the different types of headache pain.
Pain in the cheekbones
A headache that is closely related to sinus problems manifests as pain at the cheekbones and above the eyes. The best way to get rid of this pain is by massaging the area with anything that has menthol in it. Menthol, or mint, will relieve the pain and also open up your sinuses so that you can breathe easily. Pain in the forehead is the most common type of headache. And if you want to take things to the next level, take a steam bath/shower or do some inhalation.
Pain in the Neck
I don’t know if you know this, but a pain in the neck can often result in headaches as well. After all, the neck and the head are closely related. You’ll feel this pain at the top of the neck and in the back of your head. Massaging the area will help. You’ve probably strained a muscle in the neck, so stretching also helps with this type of pain.
Another common cause of pain in the back of the head and the neck is sitting for too long. People working in the office are more prone to this type of pain. I recommend that you stand up and walk for five minutes, and also stretch your neck and head every hour or so.
Pain in half of your head
This is the migraine talking. When you suffer from constant headaches that appear only in one-half of your head, it’s a clear sign of a migraine. How can you recognize the pain?
Well, for starters, the pain starts slowly, and then the intensity goes up to moderate strength. At the end, it transforms into a severe pain that you just cannot stand. This pain is often accompanied by nausea and sometimes a sensitivity to light and noise. The migraine headache pain can last for 72 hours if not treated.
Do you have the feeling that someone is trying to squeeze your head? Chances are, you are under a lot of stress lately. The good news is that a good night’s sleep will take care of this pain.
If you’ve been feeling tense, the tension headache will make your head feel like it’s cracking. The pain remains at a medium intensity, going neither up nor down. And you definitely feel like someone wants to squeeze your head. Get some sleep as soon as you can.
Pain and swelling on the eyelids
This is probably the worst and most irritating headache pain. This pain comes and goes; it’s extremely strong and often seasonal, and can come in cycles of one week, two weeks, or even one month. But you’ll generally feel it at the same time of day or night.
This pain is closely related to allergies. The duration and level of pain can be different on any given day. But the timetable is usually the same.