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Offline 101Proud

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tension headache treatments
« on: November 09, 2013, 12:32:24 AM »
Hah! So I’m not the only one who’s been bothered with this tension headache thing. Btw, how is tension headache treated?
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Re: tension headache treatments
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2013, 01:33:56 AM »
Since this type of headache causes very much discomfort to our head and vision, the best first aid treatment to tension headache is applying a hot or cold compress. You can also avoid eye strain by trying not to squint or force your eyes to see and read whatever it is you’re trying to look at. Make sure you have good lighting when you read or perform tasks. Have yearly eye exams, and wear your eyegl*es if you need them. That works for me so far as I my eyes are nearsighted and whenever I have contacts outdoors, I make sure that I wear sungl*es and whenever my eyes feel tired, I let them rest for my own good.
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Re: tension headache treatments
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2013, 01:34:20 AM »
I know this sound more of a c*é but come on, no one got hurt from leading a healthy lifestyle. Having healthy habits can help you deal with stress and decrease your chance of headaches or illness. Some ways to live a healthy lifestyle include eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, limiting alcohol, and avoiding recreational drugs and smoking. Yeah, make those a good habit and see if tension headaches will still occur.
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Re: tension headache treatments
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2013, 01:34:38 AM »
I’ve been having an episodic migraine for years now and if I can’t bear it any longer, over-the-counter medicines for headaches such as Aspirin, Acetaminophen, and especially Ibuprofen are often help*l. Ask your doctor about what over-the-counter pain reliever is right for you for as for me, Ibuprofen was prescribed. You may also need medicines to control other problems, such as depression or anxiety. These problems may make your headaches worse if they are not treated. Just make sure that you are not totally reliant to medicine every time your head burst for it would be another matter altogether to deal with.
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Re: tension headache treatments
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2013, 01:35:04 AM »
Another way is to relax you muscles. If you must notice, muscle tightness, especially in the shoulders and the neck, can trigger a headache. Avoid sitting still for too long when doing things like reading, sewing or working at a computer. If you wake up with sore neck and shoulder muscles, you may need to use a different pillow or do some neck and shoulder exercises as you wake up. Some other ways to relieve muscle tightness include muscle relaxation exercises and m*age.
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Re: tension headache treatments
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2013, 01:35:23 AM »
If you think that stress can only affect your skin health and add up to your age, you must have forgotten that stress is the most common cause of many types of headaches. Avoid or control stress as much as you can. Learn new ways to relax, such as deep breathing, meditation, muscle relaxation, biofeedback or listening to music. Ask your healthcare provider for more information about any of these. Talk to someone about things that upset you. Not getting enough sleep can cause tension headaches. Get plenty of rest. During a headache, rest in a dark, quiet room.
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Re: tension headache treatments
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2013, 01:35:42 AM »
Just to make sure all is well in your health, you may need to see healthcare providers that specialize in back, muscle or posture problems, or specialists in jaw or teeth problems. Other therapies, such as acupuncture, may be help*l to treat your tension headache as well. The treatments you need may depend on what is causing your headaches. Ask your Doc about other treatments you may need to help your headaches.
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Re: tension headache treatments
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2013, 01:36:02 AM »
If you wish to incorporate therapy as a treatment to frequent tension headaches, the primary therapy should address the factors that cause tension in the neck, face, or scalp muscles. Since the neck is an area of the body that often holds tension produced by psychological stress, it is especially important to learn techniques such as progressive relaxation.
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Re: tension headache treatments
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2013, 01:36:24 AM »
Additionally, it is important to address any structural factor that may be causing tension headaches which led me to note that chiropractic can be quite help*l when misalignment of the spine creates muscular tension in the neck. Several clinical studies provide significant scientific evidence that chiropractic can provide benefits for many patients with neck pain and headaches. It is certainly worth a try, trust me.
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Re: tension headache treatments
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2013, 01:36:48 AM »
An alternative to chiropractic is getting a referral to a conventional physical therapist from your primary care doctor. Clinical studies have shown that conventional physical therapy consisting of education for posture at home and in the workplace, home exercise, m*age, and stretching the cervical spine muscles can reduce the frequency and severity of tension headaches.
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