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Almost everyone gets headaches. Most of the time headaches come as a result of staying up late at night, running around in the sun, struggling with stress. But for some people, headaches can last for a long time. There is a misconception that a headache is pain in the brain. To the contrary, the brain actually tells you what body parts hurt, but it cannot feel the pain itself. Most headaches happen in the nerve, blood vessels, and muscles that cover a person’s neck or head. In some cases, the muscles or blood vessels tighten or go through other changes that put pressure on the surrounding nerves or stimulate them. The nerves then send a bulk of pain messages to the brain, which then brings on a headache.
  1. March 19, 2014

    It seems like anyone can get a headache at most any time. While it could be a sign of a serious problem, in most all cases, a headache is an uncomfortable annoyance. The good news is that typically it can be treated with a variety of different over the counter medications. Not all headaches are the same, though, so check with your pharmacist for advice on the best over the counter remedy for your headache.

  2. March 20, 2014

    Interesting it always such an interesting thing to me that your brain does not feel pain, but only tells of the pain in the body. I was reading the other day of a person who had brain surgery while they were awake to make sure that the correct part of the brain was being treated. The brain is very fascinating. And although headaches are very common it is always good to check with your pharmacist if you have prolonged headaches, I am sure they can help find an appropriate treatment.

  3. March 20, 2014

    It is always such an interesting thing to me that your brain does not feel pain, but only tells of the pain in the body. I was reading the other day of a person who had brain surgery while they were awake to make sure that the correct part of the brain was being treated. The brain is very fascinating. And although headaches are very common it is always good to check with your pharmacist if you have prolonged headaches, I am sure they can help find an appropriate treatment.

  4. March 21, 2014

    wow nice post i really learned something new today. I never know headache comes from the nerves and blood vessels. For many years I didn’t realize where exactly headache came from. I just thought that the reason why we get it because of stress and there is something wrong in our head. Anyways I just observe that every time i didn’t eat on time or didn’t eat at all I got headache.

  5. March 22, 2014

    Thank you for your comments Bradley, Chrisy and Freddie! :-)

  6. March 30, 2014

    “Most of the time it is because of staying up late at night, running around in the sun or because of struggling with stress.” Well this explains why I have headaches all the time then. I am guilty of all of these things. I have found that when I do a lot of heavy thinking, I am not breathing properly and after some time, a headache will come on. Then I usually take a couple of pain reliever tablets or take a nap to make it go away.

  7. March 30, 2014

    Thank you for your comment Ashley!

  8. September 1, 2014

    This explains why rubbing your temples or neck sometimes helps make the headache more bearable. Perhaps the best immediate treatment is a good neck and shoulder massage as it would help loosen muscles that could be putting pressure on the nerves responsible for the headache. I would also think that it can reduce the pain much more quickly than Aspirin or some other pain reliever. I will be giving it a try the next time I have a bad headache, thanks for the post.

  9. March 16, 2015

    When I am small, I didn’t suffer from any type headaches as I remember. But it all of a sudden started when I am fifteen, and for more than 8 years now, still I suffer a lot of headache. Doctors couldn’t find what really happened, because there wasn’t any issues with scans. Some said migraine through gene. But I never vomit of headache. I am confused some times.

  10. April 24, 2015

    Very informative. As mostly the headaches are caused by tighten and changes in blood vessels following with pain messages, mostly i feel relaxed when i wash my head when having headaches. Because the coolness gives a relief on that changes and tighten of blood vessels surrounding neck and head. But i know what i am doing is a good treatment. But it explains the reality behind most headaches.

  11. June 5, 2016

    Wow, such an informative blog post. It gave the required information in a clear and a very crisp form. I believe that most headaches are uncomfortable and sometimes disabling, but they are mostly not dangerous. Most of them can be cured by over-the-counter headache medications and by lying down in a quiet dark room for a while. Headaches also depend on your lifestyle, as it plays an important part in preventing headaches. If you don’t smoke, don’t drink excessively, get regular sleep, eat a healthy diet and get daily exercise, you are unlikely to suffer from headaches frequently, unless you have a medical problem.

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