June 21, 2021


How to Get Rid of Daily Headaches

Bottom Line:

If you notice that your headaches are becoming more frequent and intense, it can be troubling.

Daily headaches can make it challenging to have a high quality of life and can affect your work and home life.

The good news is that many of the most common types of headaches can be reduced or even eliminated by changing just a few of your daily habits.

Why it Matters:

Stress and tensions are two of the biggest triggers for tension headaches.

Chronic headaches can cause your nervous system to become sensitized, meaning each day it takes less and less “stimulus” to kickstart a headache. Sensitization can become a vicious cycle, especially if your days are filled with repetitive motions.

One of the best ways to reset your system and decrease sensitization is through movement. Whether you prefer yoga, stretching, or massage, movement of your spine and body can ease the tensions associated with headaches.

Here are the most common symptoms of tension headaches:

  • Dull, aching pain in the head and neck.

  • Pressure and tightness across the sides, front, and back of your head

  • Tenderness in your shoulders, head, and neck.

Science Source(s):

Tensions Headaches. Mayo Clinic. 2019