Some people develop very frequent headaches, as frequent as every day in some cases. When a headache is present for more than 15 days per month for at least three months, it is described as a chronic daily headache. The most common response to relieving a headache is taking over the counter medication but it does nothing to help prevent the headaches from happening again and can lead to overusing pain medications.
What can happen from overusing meds? Medication-overuse headache is a vicious cycle it occurs when frequent headaches cause the person to take medication frequently (often non-prescription medication), which then causes a rebound headache as the medication wears off, causing more medication use, and so on.
The common causes
- Food allergies
- Environmental sensitivities
- Dental Factors
- Structural imbalances
- Digestive disturbances
- Headaches during pregnancy
- You don’t look sick so you should be OK
- It can’t hurt that bad
- It’s all in your head
- It’s a women thing
- Take a pill
- You just need to exercise more
Are they interfering with normal activities?
A symmetrical and well-aligned body is imperative to good health. Without that foundation, the body will become susceptible to health problems including chronic headaches. Bad posture, improper shoes, traumatic injury, allergies, digestive problems, and hormonal imbalances can all lead to muscular imbalances, all these factors affects the entire body.
Since headaches can be caused by a wide variety of underlying problems, it’s important to determine the chain of events that eventually lead to headaches to address them and break the chain.
Mara’s integrated approach to care?
- Structural balance therapy
- Health assessment
- Identifying food allergies
- Testimonial Living migraine free
Chronic headaches can be painful and debilitating so taking the necessary steps to prevent them is the best way to stay healthy and happy.