What headache treatments are available?
From practicing preventive measures to managing contributing factors such as teeth grinding or a bad bite, there are treatments available based on your individual needs. However, before we can begin treatment, we need to determine the type of headache and what has been causing it. Sometimes it is just a matter of removing a certain type of food from your diet.
Migraines can be treated with two options: preventive and abortive. We use preventive medications to avoid the occurrence of a migraine. On the other hand, abortive medications are used to relieve the pain after the migraine has already set in.
And if you have a tension-type headache, a massage might help provide initial pain. This is especially true if the headache is caused by muscle tension in the neck or scalp. Over the counter pain medications can also provide pain relief. Lastly, if it is a cluster headache, over the counter pain medications do not seem to help relieve pain.