Treating Headaches

Treating Your Headache

We’ve all been there before—that nagging headache that causes a throbbing pain in your head. With several different types of headaches, it can often be difficult to understand the underlying cause of the pain.

Groups at Risk for Headaches

Headaches commonly occur due to hundreds of different triggers. However, there are some factors that might put a person at a higher risk of experiencing headaches. For instance, as we stated previously, women are three times more likely than men to develop migraine headaches—three times as many! Now that is a lot. Teenagers and adults who are obese, smoke and perform little exercise are also significantly more likely to experience migraines than those without all three lifestyle factors.

Generally, the following groups are at an increased risk of experiencing headaches:

  • Obese
  • Smokers
  • Excessive exercisers
  • Those who don’t get enough exercise
  • Excessive alcohol drinkers
  • Highly stressed individuals

Treating Headaches

Visiting Dr. Amanda Juarez can help for further diagnosis and treatment planning so you can find relief from your headache or migraine. Treatment options might include:

  • Stress-management techniques
  • Reducing the amount of caffeine and alcohol you drink
  • Wearing a custom-made oral appliance

One of the best ways to reduce pain caused by clenching is through the use of oral appliance therapy. With help from Dr. Juarez, you can find the cause of your headaches, as well as an appropriate treatment option.

By visiting Sweet Dreams Sleep Solutions, we can find a treatment option to help relieve your headache pain.