Why You Shouldn't Accept Headaches as a Part of Life

Headaches can vary in pain. About seven out of 10 people have a headache at least once a year. However, an estimated 45 million people in the United States suffer from severe headaches frequently. 

Debilitating headaches can cause you to miss out on work, hobbies, and social events. But you don’t have to live with this pain.

Our team at MultiCare Medical in Papillion, Nebraska, has compassion for what you’re going through and understands the inconvenience that your headaches can cause. We’re headache experts that provide expertise and effective treatments to help you get your quality of life back.

Understanding headaches

When you have a headache, you can feel sharp, dull, throbbing, and constant pain in your head or face.

Triggers that can cause headaches include:

When you understand what causes your headaches, in many cases, you can control those factors. If you pay attention to when and how your headache occurs, for instance, you can look back at what you ate or drank that might be the trigger. Then you know what to eliminate from your diet.

Treatments for your headaches

Before our team can treat you, we first diagnose you with a thorough evaluation. Learning about your condition can help us better determine the right remedy for you.

Depending on the type of headaches you typically experience, your treatment can include:

Home remedies

When you have intense headache pain, lie down in a dark room and close your eyes. Applying a hot or cold rag to wherever you have pain, such as your head or neck or both, can help, too. You can also drink small amounts of caffeine to help your headache subside.

Medications

Over-the-counter medications can offer a quick remedy for relieving mild headaches. You can take ibuprofen (Advil, etc.), or acetaminophen (Tylenol, etc.), or aspirin.

Therapies

Lessening your stress level can alleviate your headaches. Therapies include biofeedback, massage therapy, acupuncture, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

When suffering from migraines, our team offers spinal manipulation techniques to reduce your headache frequency. We may also encourage routine chiropractic treatments to help prevent them.

If you suffer from headaches, whether mild, severe, or frequent, our team is here to help you. Come in for an appointment for an accurate diagnosis. We can recommend the best treatment for you to help eliminate your headaches and manage your pain.

Call us at 402-505-7989 or use the online booking tool today. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns by sending us a message. 

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