There is a seemingly never-ending list of chronic conditions that are common in our society. Some are more debilitating than others, and some are much more difficult to treat than others. Just because a condition is not necessarily life-threatening does not mean that it is not a big problem to deal with regularly. Chronic headaches are one major example of this. A surprisingly big percentage of the population suffers from chronic headaches of some kind. Because of this, headache relief is now an important subject in medicine. Though it is an important subject, it is not easily classified as one field. Treating headaches is complicated because there are so many different causes. It is very difficult to come up with universal treatments for headaches because there are no universal headaches. As a matter of fact, just because a headache is classified as the same type as another headache does not even mean they have the same cause or can be treated in the same way. That is why treatments, such as painkiller regimens are not always very effective. They are simply an attempt to treat all headaches in the same way, which is something that will never work. Instead, each headache patient should be dealt with individually. One type of headache that exemplifies the need to deal with each headache patient on an individual basis are migraine headaches. Migraine headaches are very severe headaches that occur chronically and usually involve one specific side of the patient’s head. Migraine headaches can be incredibly severe and painful, and they can cause a wide array of physical symptoms. If you are looking for migraine relief, you should consult a specialist who will be able to deal with your condition on an individual level. As previously stated, painkillers are not an ideal treatment, and they will do absolutely nothing to actually eliminate the problem. As there are countless different triggers that can cause a migraine episode, each patient’s migraines need to be handled differently. Though there is one physical biological response that triggers migraines, this response can be triggered by a very long list of different things. For some people, stress is one of the biggest factors. If the stressor is great enough to cause the artery responsible for migraines to swell, a migraine will be started. This means that some migraine patients could receive a lot of benefits from simply going to a psychologist that specializes in these matters. Of course, you cannot give yourself a medical condition just by being stressed, but stress causes your body to tense up and react in ways that you are not even aware of. If you can find a way to control these stress responses, you may be able to reduce the severity and frequency of your migraines. Another form of natural migraine relief is to physically reduce pressure in certain areas in the face, neck, back, and jaw. If you can physically change amount of pressure on certain parts of your body, you can reduce the symptoms caused by that pressure.
As I was filling up my mug with hot coffee in the break room, I reminded myself that this would be the last cup I poured myself this morning, I was trying to cut back. I walked back to my desk and took a glance at my email and saw that my boss had already responded with some revisions that he wanted me to make to a couple of my proposals. The guy wasn’t objective at all, he just liked be right and would make me change things because he thought that they sounded better. It was annoying and another variable in an equation that equals a migraine headache, sometimes several times a week, depending on my sleep. It was ridiculous, I was so tired on a daily basis that anything beyond the bare necessities in life, didn’t get tended to at all because all I did was work and sleep. Half the time that I was awake though, I had to do something to provide myself with some headache relief, so if a couple Excedrin didn’t help then I’d often feel nauseous and nothing sounded better than lying on the cold, concrete floor in the utility closet, where it was dark and silent. I’d disappear to the closet for a couple hours at a time on a weekly basis when my headaches were really bad and if I woke up and it wasn’t any better then I’d go home.
My sister provided me with some information about a headache clinic nearby that specialized in providing natural migraine relief, she gave me a brochure that she picked up at a company health fair. They essentially attacked the physical causes of headaches which are often related to jaw misalignment, poor sleep, stress, diet and in some cases, weak neck muscles. They didn’t prescribe narcotics or habit-forming drugs of any kind and they said that even after just one visit, I’d have a headache relief plan in place. My boss was giving me grief about trying to get time off to set an appointment but I was going to just had to tell him that I need to go, if he had any idea how much time I spent in the utility closet on his dime, he’d go bonkers. If he simply let go of his little power trip then I could get some migraine relief and I’d be a hell of a lot more productive. Just then, another email came through from my boss with a list of suggestions for some changes to some irrelevant verbiage in the proposal, I copied and pasted them into the proposal and removed the language that was there before and sent it right back to him. There was a part of me that wanted to take naps in the utility closet anyway, even after I get this headache situation under control. I knew that was a passive-aggressive thought but dealing with this guy head-on wouldn’t be a good idea, he was your typical alpha-male who, if nothing else, wanted to win for the sake of winning, no matter the prize.