Understanding Headaches And Their Causes

Types of Headaches and Their CausesHeadaches are a very real thing for many people today. Not only are there many different types of them but there are also many natural treatments (e.g. rolfing, hydration, dimming the lights, a cold pack) available for them. These are things you should consider when trying to decide if rolfing will work for you.

Tension Headaches

It’s quite common for people to report that they’re feeling some unpleasant tension in their heads. This is mainly caused by improper posture. If you have this issue you should find ways to keep your neck and spine aligned. You may want to consider purchasing the appropriate pillows or other ergonomic devices to help you.

Another reason why this is so common is people unknowingly clench and grind their teeth. Your dentist can give you a splint to help you with this or you can even purchase a sports mouthguard to use while you’re sleeping. If you’re suffering from this issue in the daytime you need to find a way to destress.

Sinus Headaches

You probably already know about these but you may not know that regularly irrigating your nasal cavity with saline can help you prevent them. If they’re not caused by changes in the weather, this method may also help alleviate them. Don’t give up hope if this doesn’t work for you. Relief is still available but you may need to seek it from other things such as self-massage, acupuncture, and visiting a good craniosacral therapist for a rolfing session.

Migraines and Others

If you’re suffering from a migraine or histaminic cephalalgia (where the pain is clustered throughout your head) you can also seek natural treatments. There are many things you can do to help yourself feel better here but one of the quickest and easiest things to try is dipping your hands or feet into some ice water. This rushes blood to your extremities to help them warm up again. In doing so the pressure in your head will be relieved.

Other Causes

Some of the other reasons why your head may hurt include:

  • Sleep deprivation
  • Aspartame (a.k.a. AminoSweet)
  • Altitude
  • Problems with the crystals in your ears
  • Dehydration
  • Too much caffeine or alcohol

Having a better understanding of what type of headaches you’re suffering from will help you determine which treatments are right for you. If you believe that rolfing is a good option, you should contact Williams Rolfing in Tampa, FL to set up an appointment today.

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