Are you constantly suffering and asking yourself why do I have constant headaches, it’s probably because you have a chronic headache. Chronic daily headaches occur 15 days or more a month, for longer than three months and can be burden on you and affect your daily life and activities. You don’t have to suffer in silence anymore. We have a step by step treatment for constant headaches to help you ease your headache
Most common causes of chronic headaches
TMJ – Temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD, causes jaw pain and recurring tension headaches, along with other uncomfortable TMJ symptoms.
Posture – When your body is hunched over, your jaw can become tightened and clenched. This clenching causes the muscles of the face to tighten. When pressure is placed on your neck, your chin extends forward or down. This pressure can irritate the tissues of your neck leading to headaches. Maintaining a healthy posture can help reduce pressure on the joints of your neck and therefore reduce headaches.
Neck Pain – Pain And tension in the neck muscles may cause compression of a nerve that exits the base of the skull. This eventually can trigger pain that wraps over the head and above the eyes. Your neck joints can cause a neck headache or pain if they are too stiff. Neck pain from headaches can also be caused when your neck is locked in an abnormal joint position eg. locked facet joint or poor posture.
Stress / tension – Stress and tension can be a cause for headaches. A stressful lifestyle that is demanding on your mind is often demanding on your health too. Tension headaches can cause mild, moderate, or intense pain in your head, neck, and behind your eyes. These are episodic episodes that last once or twice a month.
Other Causes – Inflammation, brain injury and infection can also be causes for chronic headaches. Conditions that might cause nonprimary chronic daily headaches can include Inflammation or other problems with the blood vessels in and around the brain. In extreme cases this can include stroke. Other cases include conditions such as meningitis or Intracranial pressure that’s either too high or too low.
Treatment for chronic headaches
Drugs are the most effective, yet temporary solution for chronic headaches. There are both prescription and over the counter painkillers and as well as migraine specific drugs such as triptans. These are known as abortive or acute medications. Medications
Non-surgery / Non-drug option – iTrac Therapy
Sometimes medications can cause headaches.
Withdrawal of the overused medication is the first step in treating individuals with medication overuse headache. Medication overuse must be managed prior to instituting other pharmaceutical treatments for medication overuse headaches.
iTRAC is a non-surgery, non-drug, natural option to treat headaches when you first want a natural non-drug, non surgery option. This involves a unique device meant to restore the normal positioning of your neck and head. With iTRAC®, the focus is on the primary reason for your headaches. It’s a method of an alternative to medication pain relief and is safe to use on everyone with headaches due to TMJ, bad posture, problematic disks, stress or tension and neck pain.
The Head and Neck Centers of Excellence for treatment of constant headaches
Dr. Andrew Smith. Dr. Smith from the The Head and Neck Centers of Excellence, has dedicated his career to resolving head and neck pain. After years of research and perfecting his treatment, Dr. Smith developed the A.S. Remodeling Protocol® for chronic severe headache, TMJD, and neck pain sufferers. For more information on treating your chronic headache, contact us today!