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Headache that simply won't go away

Headache is one of the most common disorder of the nervous system. It happen when the nerve endings in different parts of your head and neck become irritated. Common complaint are  pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck. 

 

A typical headache may lasts for about 3-4 hours. But for some people, severe headaches drag on much longer, sometimes for several days or months. Here are some of the possible causes of your "never ending headache" namely:

 

 

  • Hemicrania Continua - It is a continuous & fluctuating pain without shifting sides of the head. The pain is usually mild to moderate in intensity.

  • Rebound Headache - It is caused by a prolong & regular use of certain medications to treat headaches, such as migraine. Over the counter pain relievers may provide temporary relief.

  • Depression - According to studies; a generalized aches and pains is one of the main symptoms of depressive individuals.  

 

 

It is advisable to visit a headache specialist when you experience the following symptoms:

 

  • Headache that tends to worsen everyday

  • Unusually severe headache pain

  • Headache accompanied by sudden weakness or numbness

  • Headache pain after an accident or fall

  • Headache that is persistent even with pain killers

  • Headache in patients with cancer

In general, when we experience headache pain we consider it part of a typical day; But let us remember that to other people; the pain is dreadful and disabling one's lifestyle. You can be pain-free today! There are effective medical treatment options for your headache.  #headache #migraine #pain #disorder #painmanagement #specialist #doctor #winnielimkhoo #health #diet #exercise #treatment #lifestyle

 

 

 

 

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