Everyone Gets Headaches, But Is Yours A Sign Of Something Bad?

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Everyone Gets Headaches, But Is Yours A Sign Of Something Bad?

Headaches are one of the most common physical ailments people can experience. Every one gets a headache once in a while. Any number of reasons can cause this pain. The most common headaches are caused by either vascular problems (high blood pressure, toxic overload, etc.), excessive muscle contractions, tension, stress, inflammation, and infection.

Below we’ve summed up some common causes of headaches and ways to distinguish them apart.

Temporomandibular Joint Headache (TMJ)

A TMJ headache is caused by a misaligned jaw bone, the jawbone itself or lower facial muscles.  The jaw aches and the pain moves upwards towards the cheeks, temples and ears and downwards to the neck and shoulder.

Sinus Headache

Allergic reaction, a tumor or an infection can make a sinus inflamed or blocked. this blockage forms a headache behind the cheeks, nose and eyes that can resemble a migraine.

Cluster Headache

A cluster headache is a sharp, very painful headache that occurs on and off several times a day for months followed by headache-free periods lasting up to 6 months. We aren’t sure what causes this phenomenon.

Tension Headache

Stress and anxiety causes muscles to tighten in your shoulders, neck, and jaw, building pressure is temples, scalp and face. It can last a few minutes to days. Lack of sleep, missed meals, stress, high emotions and alcohol

Migraine

Marked by severe painful throbbing or a pulsing sensation, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and noise, they can occur at any time. There is no medical relief options. The sufferer should lay down, in a quiet, dark room.

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