14 Types Of Headaches And How To Make Them Go Away!

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4. The Tension Headache

This is the most common type of headache. This headache usually feels like a constant ache or pressure — not throbbing — on both sides of the head. Sometimes it appears at the back of the head and includes the neck. These headaches are triggered by things such as bad posture, anxiety, clenching the jaw, and stress. They can become chronic, but the good news here is that they aren’t severe. Try stress-relieving stretching exercises, yoga, or meditation. You can also check that your office space is set up so that there is less strain on your neck, shoulders, and back.

 

5. The Daily Headache

If you have headaches at least 15 days each month for more than a three-month period of time, you are considered to have chronic daily headaches. The cause of these is unknown but they could be rebound headaches; due to head injury; eye strain, or even meningitis or a brain tumor. Don’t worry about the last two, as they are very rare. Pain is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong, however, so speak to your doctor about possible causes and solutions. You might want to consider going to a headache clinic, which specializes in these types of headaches.

 

6. The Dental Headache

Sometimes, dental problems such as TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) or bruxism (grinding the teeth at night) can cause headaches. TMJ can be due to stress, poor posture, arthritis, or a bad alignment of the jaw. Bruxism can often be stopped by a simple dental appliance you wear at night that prevents you from grinding your teeth. TMJ is more complicated. See a dentist who specializes in TMJ for diagnosis and relief.

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