A headache is any pain that you may experience in the head. The pain may be concentrated to a number of regions in the head such as on both sides of the eyes or it can be isolated to one location. Whether its a banging sensation or a pins and needles feeling, having a headache is not fun but you are not alone! Here are some wild facts about the frequency of headaches!
1) When you head to the local drugstore and pick up your regular Advil, don’t despair! You are not alone. It turns out that the number one reason people buy over the counter drugs is for headaches!
2) If you are ever unsure about whether to take that sick day, think about this: Headaches alone account for over 100 million sick days a year!
3) What you eat can cause your headaches! Nutrition is a big factor in the frequency of headaches as certain chemicals can trigger migraines. If you suffer from frequent headaches you should avoid foods that are high in caffeine and foods that contain tyramine. These include: aged cheeses, avacados and deli meats.
4)Those insistent headaches can get extremely frustrating and they affect more people than you think: Over 10 million people suffer from daily chronic headaches!
5)Make sure you visit your local health practitioner if you suffer from regular headaches: Headaches are among the top three reasons for patients visiting the doctor!
If you suffer from painful headaches and cannot figure out why, visit us at Avenida Wellness Beltline on the intersection 12th and 8th Street Downtown Calgary! We specialize in treatments and can help you on your journey to preventing headaches. We are a Calgary Chiropractic clinic that specializes in nutrition, weight loss, massage and many other new and exciting techniques! Visit us today at any of out locations. Like our facebook page for a chance to win a free massage!