Headache Medication Can Cause Headaches

Headache Medication Can Cause Headaches

One of the primary side effects of many prevalent headache medications is, well…more headaches! That’s right. Rebound headaches are often caused by the same medicine you use to find relief. Even taking painkillers for more than just a few days may trigger overuse, or rebound, headaches. If you find yourself reaching for over-the-counter pain medication…

How to Get Rid of Daily Headaches

How to Get Rid of Daily Headaches

If you notice that your headaches are becoming more frequent and intense you may have so-called tension-type headaches. Tension headaches can make daily life challenging.  They usually last for 30 minutes to several hours, but can last for several days. They can become more and more frequent so they can feel like they are there…

Woman rubbing sore neck

The Link Between Neck Pain and Headaches

Your head hurts. Could it be coming from your neck? You may be surprised to learn that neck pain and headaches are tightly linked together. A headache that starts from an issue in the neck is called a cervicogenic headache. A cervicogenic headache is characterized by a dull pain that radiates from the neck to…

What Type of Headache Do You Have?

What Type of Headache Do You Have?

Almost everyone gets a headache from time to time. Being aware of the type of headache you have and its triggers is the first step towards finding relief. For some, occasional headaches can turn into a daily occurrence that disturbs work, sport and life in general. In many cases, headaches aren’t associated with a disease…

Headaches - the hidden cause

Headaches – the hidden cause

Anyone who has suffered from regular headaches knows how unpleasant and disrupting they can be. Many headache sufferers find it difficult to concentrate, to work or even carry out simple activities without feeling grumpy. Jamie’s story Jamie came to me here at Sundial because of six years of headaches that were affecting his work and his…

Headaches - a pain in the neck

Headaches – a pain in the neck

Headaches can sometimes be caused by neck problems in disguise. This type of headache is called a cervicogenic headache. Evidence for the best way to treat this type of headache has been lacking – until now. Cervicogenic headaches may respond well to manipulation, mobilisation and specific exercises a new study shows. This is good news…

Headaches in children part 2 - treatment

Headaches in children part 2 – treatment

Headaches in children are common. What can be done to help? Here at Sundial our first line of treatment is chiropractic care. We often find joints at the top of the neck have become stiff or locked. The nerves around the joints get irritated and can lead to muscle spasm which can cause childhood headaches.…

Headaches in children

Headaches in children

Headaches in children are a bigger problem than we thought. Up to half of children may experience a headache in any particular month. That figure alone is astonishing. Here at Sundial we regularly see children with headaches but obviously we are scratching the surface of this distressing condition. Parents of children with headaches are also…

Headaches – Which type of headache is it?

Headaches – Which type of headache is it?

If you are suffering from regular headaches the chances are that you regularly use painkillers to help alleviate the pain. You may also be taking anti-inflammatory medication or if you’re getting migraine headaches other exotic combinations of drugs. This headache treatment may help with the symptoms but does not address the underlying cause of the…