Why am I Getting more Headaches lately?
Don’t fret just yet. The pounding pain in your head may be annoying, but it doesn’t necessarily indicate a bigger problem.
The causes of constant, headaches—whether tension or migraine—range from totally minor to pretty major. Here are a few things your headaches could be telling you about your health.
You are Stressed
Unresolved stress can really contribute to headache. Tension headaches happen when the muscles of the neck and scalp tense up. With the changing world we are all experiencing there is a chance we have more stress as we navigate these changes.
You are Dehydrated
One important thing to look at is water intake, as dehydration can cause headaches. Keep an eye out for obvious signs of dehydration, including having yellow pee, feeling thirsty, and having a dry mouth. Then, drink more water. You can also up the number of foods with high water content in your diet like celery, watermelon, and tomatoes.
Your body’s internal clock is off.
Disrupting your body's schedule can trigger headaches. Getting up earlier (or later) than usual or change in barometric pressure and weather. While sometimes it’s just not possible to maintain the exact same sleep-wake schedule, it’s important to try to keep as close to your typical routine as possible.
Dr. Barry McHardy of Parkway Back and Foot Clinic in Burlington, can assess, diagnose, and manage headaches. Chiropractic care, including massage therapy, can be an effective treatment for cervicogenic and tension-type headaches.
Care offered by chiropractors can also decrease the intensity and frequency of migraines. At Parkway Back and Foot Clinic, a plan of management will be individualized to the patient’s needs and examination findings.