Why Do You Get Headaches?

Once an employee tendered a leave application to his office manager, reading:

“Due to expected circumstances tomorrow, I am having an unbearable headache today. Kindly grant me two days leave, for today and tomorrow.”

What were those expected circumstances? His degree results would be declared tomorrow; he was certain about his failure- no doubts about it! So, the poor guy was having headache in advance!

The big dictionary gives a brief meaning to the word headache: a headache is a pain that you feel in your head. When the good old dictionaries were drafted, who thought that the kingdom of headache was readying for an awesome growth? This small head has given rise to many types of headaches! Migraine headache, sinus headache, cluster headache, allergy headache and the good old chronic headache!

Headache is that something which causes you difficulty or worry. Even though suffering is intense and unbearable when you have a headache, you should not get unnecessarily perturbed over it. First of all you have to understand your headache. What is the root cause of your headache? It may be due to the wrong food you took in yesterday night’s marriage party. Then you have to bear with it for a day or two. The headache will automatically come to an end. Don’t rush to strong pain-killers and antibiotics the moment you have the headache.

The ideal position would be self-management! Your past experience in dealing with such types of headache will give you some clues. The advice of the elderly, regarding traditional medicines, may at times work wonders! Sometimes, the pain may be unbearable, but it is worth bearing! After the impurities in the body are flushed out by natural process, for which exercise, your system may take a day or two, the headache will automatically disappear!

Don’t read too much into your occasional headaches, but if they persist or if their severity increases, do not hesitate to consult your doctor or a Chiropractor.