A headache is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck. Serious causes of headaches are rare. Most people with headaches can feel much better by making lifestyle changes, learning ways to relax, and sometimes by taking medications.
What causes a Front Side and Back headache?
Headaches in the front, side and back of the head are very common; these headaches cause severe pain and discomfort.
Other, less-serious conditions associated with headache in the front, side and back of the head include the flu, stress, lack of sleep, inappropriate diet, drug-reactions Etc. and the common cold. Certain foods can also bring about headaches, such as red wine and processed meats that contain nitrates. Dehydration and insufficient food intake can also bring on a headache.
Other conditions that can lead to headache in the front side and back of the head include:
- Stress and anxiety: It may be related to stress, depression, anxiety, a head injury, or holding your head and neck in an abnormal position. It tends to be on both sides of your head. It often starts at the back of the head and spreads forward. The pain may feel dull or squeezing, like a tight band or vice. Your shoulders, neck, or jaw may feel tight or sore.
- Food allergies
- Extremely high blood pressure
- Early pregnancy
- Cold or flu: Common viruses that cause cold or flu can cause headache and nausea and can range in intensity from mild to severe. Unlike migraines, other signs of viral illness often accompany these conditions. For instance, you may have a runny nose, diarrhoea, chills, body aches, and fever.
Dangers of Drugs for Front Side and Back headache Treatment
Medical doctors generally treat headaches if the front, side and back of the head symptoms with medications, such as beta-blockers, antidepressants, anti-seizure medications and non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Regularly taking some of the most popular painkillers on the market [paracetamol, aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen six or seven days per week over a two-year period] is linked to a much greater risk of stroke and heart attack from higher blood pressure, according to research from a large American study.
Powerful drugs can numb your nervous system so the pain doesn’t register. While these approaches may be convenient, they can cause adverse effects and kidney or liver damage. Worse, they don’t correct the underlying cause of the headache.
How to Relieve Front Side and Back Headaches Naturally:
- Avoiding cigarettes, caffeine, and alcohol
- Exercising regularly
- Eat regular meals
- Rest: in a quiet, darkened room
- Drink fluids: to avoid dehydration.
- Acupressure: is helpful for some people. There are pressure points on both sides of the head when pressed gently for a of couple minutes can provide relief.
- Sleep: Sometimes simply lying down and going to sleep for a little bit can work wonders.
- Massage: Gently massage the sinus cavities with your fingertips.
- Chiropractic Care: Patients who suffer from headaches in the front, side and back of the head usually prefer chiropractic adjustments, along with other chiropractic care methods including massage and trigger point therapy. These methods can either be done alone or in combination with one another to realign the skeletons and eliminate the cycle of pain. It can also help to release muscular stress that could bring about moderate to severe levels of pain. Patients who suffer from headaches in the front, side and back of the head are recommended to undergo several sessions to find effective relief and treatment from their condition. This comes as a result of reducing the amount of nerve irritation and facilitate in muscle relaxation. For a more effective long-term treatment plan against headaches, chiropractors recommend regular exercise, stretching, proper posture, and relaxation techniques to help alleviate the pain and symptoms of this condition.
Several clinical trials indicate that spinal manipulation therapy may help treat nausea headaches.
In one study of people with migraines, 22% of those who received chiropractic manipulation reported more than a 90% reduction of attacks. Also, 49% reported a significant reduction of the intensity of each headache.
In another study, people with headaches were randomly assigned to receive spinal manipulation, a daily medication, or a combination of both. Spinal manipulation worked as well as medication in reducing headaches and had fewer side effects. Combining the two therapies didn’t work any better.