what causes some headache

@willy6 (492)
April 16, 2009 9:15pm CST
Althought study shows that much about headaches still isn't understood, some think migraines may caused by functional changes in our nerve system, which plays a requlatory role for pain messages going through this pathway. During a headache hormonal changes, althought the exact relationship between hormones and headaches isn't clear. It seems to trigger headaches in many woman. Certain food also have shown to trigger headache, so it is important to find our the source.
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• Canada
24 Apr 09
There are many different types of headaches. Probably too many to even bother mentioning. I think the big three are tension, migrain and cluster headaches. Looking at the cause of your headache is the most important thing to do. Taking medication on a regular basis only masks the symptoms. When talking about tension headaches usually stress and muscle tightness in the neck, especially the occipital muscles are the cause. Heating, stretching and watching your posture, especially while you work are important. I've found regular massage therapy treatments to be very beneficial to those suffering from tension headaches. The treatments relax the tight muscles and eliminate trigger points. Hope this helps
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
17 Apr 09
I know that some food causes headaches and also some enviromental conditions, such as too much pollution. There is also too much sleep or worry. And when one's periods come (relating to women) that causes headaches. That is all I know.