Those Sudden Headache Attacks
If are suddenly suffering from more headaches than usual, you may be suffering from secondary headache. Those types of headaches are the result of various injuries or diseases, and headache medication is not effective in fighting against them.
Though, in some cases, you may find temporary relief from them; though, in some cases, you may find no relief or more pain. That all depends on the type of headache you suffer from, how often you take headache medication, and your tolerance to caffeine (an ingredient found in many of those medications).
Below are some of the causes of secondary headaches you should know
Causes of Secondary Headaches
- Acute Sinusitis
- Concussion (Post-Concussion Syndrome may likely follow)
- Intracranial Pressure (Fluid build-up in the brain)
- Dental Problems
- Certain Medications
- Overuse of pain medication
- Panic Attacks
- Ear Infection in the middle ear
- Post-concussion Syndrome (PCS)
- Chiari Malformation (Structural damage at the base of the skull)
- Trigeminal Neuralgia (Damage to the nerve that connects the face and brain)
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Healing from Headaches
Knowing what may be causing that pain in your head is great, but the next step is doing something about that pain. You’ll want to make an appointment with an upper cervical chiropractor, so they can examine you upper neck vertebrae for any misalignments that may be the contributing to that condition or disease that’s causing your headaches.
The reason for that is that your brain communicates with your body via your brainstem. A misalignment of the top two vertebrae in your upper neck by only ¼ of a millimeter can hinder that communication and lead to all sorts of complications throughout your body. An upper cervical chiropractor can examine your upper neck vertebrae for any misalignments and make any needed adjustments, so your body can begin to heal itself.