Mild Headaches and How to Treat them Effectively
At New Jersey Headache Institute, we see many different headache cases. Some common questions we are asked include, “is my headache serious?” or “is it a brain tumor?”. The good news is that the vast majority of headaches have no sinister or life threatening causes and can be treated very well under our expert care.
We don't often see patients who are experiencing mild headaches, but instead see patients who are suffering from headaches and migraine that are affecting their daily life, mood and even relationships.
How to Treat and Monitor Mild Headaches Before they Get Worse
However, while they may be less painful, mild headaches can sometimes lead to more serious pain and it is worth keeping a watchful eye on your symptoms so that you can prevent or reduce the chances of a mild headache becoming a migraine.
Additionally, regular mild headaches can be frustrating and could lead you to wonder whether something is wrong or what is causing this pain. Most mild headaches can be treated with simple non-prescription painkillers and can be relieved in under an hour.
There are also other alternative mild headache remedies you may want to try, including:
- Toss back some almonds - instead of popping that painkiller, why not go for some nuts instead? Almonds contain salicin which is also found in over-the-counter pills. If you are looking for a healthy and natural alternative to non-prescription drugs, almonds could be the answer.
- Get moving - you may feel like laying on your bed with the light off, but getting up and moving around could help your headache to clear faster. That is because you will be bringing more oxygen into your system, helping your body to heal itself faster. A long drink of water will also ensure your body is hydrated. Often, mild headaches are a symptom of dehydration.
- Apply some pressure - acupressure has long been used as a natural pain reliever. Applying focused pressure to the fleshy part of your hand between your thumb and forefinger can bring almost instant relief.
When to Speak with Our Headache Experts about Mild Headaches
At New Jersey Headache Institute, we excel in treating all types of headaches, from the very mild to the excruciatingly painful. If you are experiencing frequent mild headaches or your mild headaches are becoming worse, book a consultation and we will get to the bottom of the problem.
Call our specialist headache management team today at 908.315.5707 or use our contact form to book a consultation.