Headaches can present in a variety of forms including:
Tension headaches are the most common type and are typically caused by muscle contraction in the head and neck. Symptoms of a tension headaches include soreness in your temples, a tightening band-like sensation around your head (a "vice-like" ache), a pulling feeling, pressure sensations, and contracting head and neck muscles. This is why physicians may refer to tension-type headaches as "muscle contraction" headaches. Your symptoms can also include a tightness in your neck (as if your "head and neck were in a cast"); only certain positions seem to provide relief. The headache surfaces in your forehead, temples or the back of your head and neck. These headaches can be episodic or chronic (going on for months and not having any pain relief from over the counter medications)
Vascular headaches, which include cluster and migraine headaches, are the result of overactive blood vessels.
Migraine Headaches can last between 12 and 24 hours and is often accompanied by nausea and other symptoms.
Cluster headaches generally lasts from 30 to 45 minutes, although it might persist for several hours before it disappears.They are called cluster headaches because the attacks come in groups. The pain arrives with little, if any, warning, and it has been described as the most severe and intense of any headache type. Unfortunately, it can reoccur later in the day. Most sufferers experience one to four headaches a day during a cluster period.which typically affect men, are accompanied by throbbing pain around one red, watery eye, and nasal congestion.
Sinus headaches is characterized by congestion and steady pain behind your face that worsens if you bend forward. Sinuses are filled with air, and their secretions must be able to drain freely into the nose. If your headache is truly caused by a sinus blockage, such as an infection, this will probably be accompanied by a fever. Having an x-ray will confirm a sinus blockage. Your physician's treatment might include antibiotics for the infection, as well as antihistamines or decongestants.
Solutions for Headache Relief:
- Acupressure Points: Particularly your temples and at the top of your nose (use your index finger and thumb and press for 5-10 seconds
- Chiropractic manipulation to the cervical spine
- Massage therapy for the neck muscles, particularly the suboccipitals and the cervical paraspinals
- Cervical Neck Traction may help stretch your neck muscles proving instant relief
- Watch what you eat: Trigger foods include MSGS, caffeine, certain chemicals such as dyes in processed foods, tanins in wine
- The Headache Ice Pillow or relieving your worst headaches.
Arc4life's Headache Ice Pillow for your neck
This neck pillow uses a special, compact design to help relieve headaches by providing support to your neck while sleeping or resting. An anatomically designed, soft-frozen gel pack can be inserted into the pillow for added relief. This headache pillow is perfect for travel, reading or sleeping. It can provide relief from pinched nerves, stiffness, sprains, neck injuries or other traumas. The gel pack stores in your freezer until needed. The added ice therapy will help in decreasing muscle spasm and inflammation in the neck muscles. The Headache ice pillow is clinically proven to relieve headaches - it has shown to categorically help nearly 80% of uses.
Specifications of Headache Ice Pillow
Dimensions:12.00" height x 11.00" width x 5.50" diameter
Weight: 1.80 Pounds
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