Headache treatment: drugs selected individually

January 20, 2011

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 headache treatment
 The first step in the treatment of headache is the definition of its type. Sometimes headaches are a symptom of another illness. In some cases, establish the cause is not possible. If the headache occurs on a regular basis, you need to undergo a medical examination. When choosing a method of treatment of headache need to rely on their own type of pain.


Dull, aching headache

The pain is characterized by a sensation similar to a strong compression of the head. It can be caused by stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis
 , Long neck strain; it can also occur if you miss a meal (or even one) or not enough sleep. This headache can last from thirty minutes to one week.



With such a headache well help OTC medications, such as:

  • Aspirin
  • Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
  • Paracetamol


Severe throbbing headache

Usually, this pain is a symptom of migraine; this violation is three times more common in women than in men. Migraines are often accompanied by nausea, vomiting and / or increased sensitivity to light and sound.

Pain is usually most severely felt on one side of the head and may increase during the day. Without treatment, migraine typically lasts from four to seventy-two hours.



For the treatment of migraine I have a migraine. What to do?  I have a migraine. What to do?
   It can be used the following tools:

  • OTC Products
  • Prescription drugs
  • Rest in a quiet, dark room
  • Hot or cold packs
  • Massage and small doses of caffeine


Severe headache, repeated regularly for a few days or weeks

Cluster headaches are very rare; may occur at regular intervals over several days, weeks, rarely - months. During bouts of cluster headache symptoms usually start without any signs portend their occurrence, and reach their maximum strength for several minutes.

Typically, they are felt only on one side of the head, can be accompanied by tearing or redness of the eye Red eyes - an occasion consult an ophthalmologist  Red eyes - an occasion consult an ophthalmologist
 And swelling of the eyelids. The attack usually lasts from fifteen minutes to three hours. The pain can be so severe that patients may attempt suicide to stop her.



Because the pain is severe and goes pretty quickly, OTC pain relievers do not help against it.

Patients with cluster headache attacks occur relatively frequently, it can be assigned to receive prophylactic drugs.

Quickly remove or ease the pain during an attack, you can use injectable drugs, such as sumatriptan. It helps inhalation hundred percent oxygen through a mask.


Chronic headaches

Considered chronic headaches, repeated fifteen times a month or more often. This term characterizes only the incidence of headaches, and may refer to any type headaches.

For the treatment of chronic headaches, usually requires treatment of the underlying disease, because of which the patient every day headache. If you suffer from chronic headaches, consult a doctor.


Headaches associated with certain activities

As a rule, such pains are headaches that occur during or after intense exercise, after sex, as well as during coughing spells. Typically, patients with these complaints assigned prophylactic treatment.


Headache associated with medications

Headache this type usually occur in people who are taking various drugs often than two or three times a week. This is usually a dull, pressing pain, which occurs several times a week, sometimes - every day; It can be accompanied by nausea and irritability Irritability - you try to control my temper  Irritability - you try to control my temper

The only way to cure a headache - to reduce the dose of medication or stop taking it completely. Talk to your doctor if you suspect that you have a headache caused by prescription drugs; perhaps he will prescribe another medication.

Acute pain of sciatica: Acupuncture can help

August 28, 2012

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 The pain of sciatica can be both acute and mild, depending on the level of the nerve roots of the lumbar plexus. The most common symptoms of neuralgia - it's a pain in the buttocks or back of the thigh, extending to the lower leg or foot. Pain in the buttocks and back of the thigh can be stronger than the pain, which are also accompanied by neuralgia of the sciatic nerve.

Moderate or severe pain may start from the hips and fall down the leg, grabbing her foot. Sciatica usually starts with pain, then the pain extends to the buttocks, thigh and lower leg (the process takes from several days to several weeks).

Over time, the pain in the hip increases and becomes more intense than the pain. In some cases the pain disappears completely. Quite often, sciatica generally not accompanied by pain in the back or lower back.

In sciatic neuralgia chronic pain, usually concentrated in the buttocks and back of the thigh and shin or not stop, although such a situation can be observed in the early stages of the disease. Sciatica can be caused by a variety of physical disabilities or injuries. Severe pain can be exacerbated when the patient sits, stands, lifting heavy objects, and even coughing and sneezing. Sometimes temporary relief comes when the patient takes a horizontal position, but lying too long may aggravate neuralgia.

 Acute pain of sciatica: Acupuncture can help

Pain that occurs when the sciatica

Typically, the pain of neuralgia of the sciatic nerve is marked on one side. The pain can be constant and dull, aching, and may be acute, burning and unbearable. In addition, the pain may be of paroxysmal in nature (sweep pain in the buttocks, legs and back). In addition to pain may also occur numbness or tingling in the legs. All these painful impede the normal movement and make any physical effort possible. In most cases, the pain increases with coughing, sneezing, laughing. In addition to the pain of sciatica and marked muscle weakness.

Some women sciatica Sciatica - warn it is too late  Sciatica - warn it is too late
   It occurs during pregnancy. This is due to the increasing load on the spine, particularly in its lumbar. For the prevention of neuralgia of the sciatic nerve during pregnancy is recommended to perform exercises, massage, take mud baths and yoga.

Lead a normal life with inflammation of the sciatic nerve is not easy, but may only need early treatment and do not neglect your doctor. As soon as you notice the characteristic pain and other symptoms of inflammation of the sciatic nerve Symptoms of sciatica when the pain intensifies  Symptoms of sciatica when the pain intensifies
 Try as soon as possible take measures to improve your condition.
  In general, there is no reason to panic, even if the pain is severe and causes a lot of inconvenience. The main thing - to find and eliminate the cause. Clearly, determining the cause of back pain or leg will help you choose the right treatment.

 Acute pain of sciatica: Acupuncture can help


You may have heard about the different versions of a holistic treatment of pain associated with sciatic neuralgia. In addition, it is known a lot of natural resources to eliminate the acute pain of sciatica, the effectiveness of which is time-tested.

In the early days, when the pain is most acute, it must be ensured that the leg was completely at rest, which can only obspechit bed rest. If the heat relieves pain, then put a heating pad on the lower back. When the pain subsides and the movement will not deliver considerable inconvenience, can not lift weights, run, jump, ride a bike. It is strictly forbidden to sit on the stone, walking bare feet on the cold floor, lying on the damp ground, swimming in cold water, supercool.

One of the unsurpassed proven methods of treatment of pain in neuralgia of the sciatic nerve - acupuncture or acupuncture. This trend in traditional Chinese medicine Traditional Chinese medicine and treatment for problem skin  Traditional Chinese medicine and treatment for problem skin
 In which the effect on the body is performed by special needles through singular points on the body by introducing them into these points. It is believed that these points are on the meridians, which circulates vital energy qi. Although acupuncture - quite expensive, this method provides pain relief and has long been used to treat inflammation of the sciatic nerve.
  It is proved that it is due to bi-directional (relief of pain and pressure), acupuncture is effective in cases where other methods of pain relief in neuralgia failed. If you want to use acupuncture to treat inflammation of the sciatic nerve, the main thing - to find an experienced and qualified professionals.

Manual therapy - a set of manual therapeutic techniques aimed at correcting or elimination of pathological manifestations which are caused by diseases or other changes of the spine, joints, muscles and ligaments aparata. Manual therapy is very effective in sciatica, because it allows you not only get rid of the pain and other symptoms, but also to eliminate its cause. Even short-term relief well, but some of it good, if it lasts only a few days. Many would agree that the only chiropractic Chiropractic: the main thing - to choose the competent expert  Chiropractic: the main thing - to choose the competent expert
   will provide a stable relief from back pain during inflammation of the sciatic nerve.

Another method of natural treatment of sciatica - massage; This method is effective even if a chronic problem. Perhaps it would be a massage for you the best natural way to treat and prevent sciatic neuralgia and treatment of pain in the lower back and spine.

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