Is your headache ominous? How do you know? By Catherine Oakley

Is your headache ominous? How do you know? By Catherine Oakley

Everyone has suffered from a headache at some point in their life.They can range from a mild pain to debilitating and can occur periodically to daily. A lot of us turn to medication for fast pain relief. Though effective for short term relief this is simply not a solution and is merely putting a ‘bandaid’ on the issue. Masking pain can often create a greater problem, this is a result of not addressing the problem at its root cause.

There are many different types of headaches including tension, sinus, migraines, cluster, and rebound. An abundance of factors can be the cause including the following:

  • Stress
  • Fatigue
  • Clenching
  • Poor Posture
  • Myofascial Trigger Points
  • Anxiety
  • Alcohol and Caffeine 
  • Dehydration
  •  Hormonal
  •  Overexertion
  •  Hypertension

The first step in prevention is figuring out what type of headache you are experiencing and then what treatment works best for you.    

Massage Therapy is a great place to start, a thorough assessment and treatment with an experienced practitioner is a non-invasive way to identify triggers and begin to understand if YOUR headaches can be treated naturally and without the use of medications.

Need help?  Have questions?  We all do!  After almost 20 years of practice, I am confident I can help!