A Brief Look at the Many Causes of Headaches

By: Richard Romando

In America, irrespective of cultures, race or color, people complain of headaches. Sometime it seems that whole America is plagued by it .While the real cause of headaches are not completely understood, but it certainly relate to the kind of diet an average American follows. Americans are known for their diet primarily consisting of nitrates and fast food, and that can lead to headaches. While each person is different and his reason for having a headache varies, it will be really helpful, both for consultation with a doctor and self medication, if somebody identifies a specific cause or remedy of headaches. Following information may prove vital for anybody who experience headaches.

Diet and Nutrition
Improper Diet and lack of nutrition plays a major role in headaches. People often overlook this possibility as a cause of headaches. People often make assumptions that symptoms of allergy are rashes and hives but very often it is seen in the forms of headaches, exhaustion and other less obvious signs. If you notice that you get a headache after eating certain foods, then try to avoid them. This approach of identifying the food items that cause headache to you and removing them from your diet, may take few weeks but, you will certainly notice a difference.

Stress
Stress is another cause of headaches that few people recognize. Stress cause by tension may result headaches that appear mostly in the neck and forehead region. It is sometimes experienced as a burning sensation in the neck, temples and forehead. Eliminating stress from your life completely is virtually impossible, but you can avoid few things and can help your body from becoming, over stressed. Exercises such as yoga, tai chi and even high impact aerobics can really help a person to relax on a daily basis. If you find yourself over stressed and feel headache, even if you do exercises, you can practice deeper relaxation techniques such as meditation and aromatherapy to relieve your headache. Sometimes it just takes a deep breath and a break from the hustle and bustle of life to relax.

Spinal Misalignment
One of the most overlooked causes of headaches is spinal misalignment. Americans are so much involved with allopath or western medicine that the original practices of eastern medicine are completely forgotten. Chiropractic care is becoming increasingly popular, but most people are yet to discover its seemingly mystical abilities.
While chiropractic care is used for a wide variety of ailments, one of the most common practices is adjusting the vertebrae. Many headaches, if they seemingly have no other cause, root from a misalignment of the back and neck. A simple misalignment causes the vertebrae to shift, compensated by other muscles, and eventually a tension-like headache. Chiropractic care is a very quick way to alleviate headaches, and can be done in one or several sessions for preventative care.

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