Constant headaches every day? Four potential causes

Nobody wants to deal with headaches, even when they are just an occasional nuisance. This is all the more true if you start to suffer from constant headaches on an everyday basis. Issues like throbbing pain, blurry vision, and even dizziness and nausea can make it difficult to do anything except lie down in a dark room. 

If you are experiencing everyday headaches on a chronic basis, especially if they are connected with related issues like neck pain, you should seek medical attention. By working with a qualified health care professional, you can gain a better understanding of the causes and available treatment options. To help you seek this assistance on a more informed basis, we’re glad to share this guide to some of the more common causes of constant daily headaches.

Your constant headaches every day may be due to the following

There’s still a lot that medical researchers don’t know about headaches, often making it very difficult to diagnose and treat them. When you see a doctor about headaches, after a series of diagnostic steps and tests, one of these causes may be identified: 

  1. Migraines — While migraines are not fully understood, they tend to cause severe pain, nausea, vomiting and light sensitivity among sufferers. 
  2. Tension headaches — Tension headaches are usually described as dull pressure or tightness around the head. Contributors can include stress, poor posture and even sleep problems. 
  3. Hemicrania continua — Believed to be related to migraines, this type of headache usually only affects one side of the head and may be accompanied by eye redness and nasal congestion. 
  4. Upper spine condition — Injuries and conditions in the upper spine, such as arthritis or a herniated disc, can affect nerve functioning, which can lead to headaches.

Effective treatments can vary depending on your diagnosis, but in most cases, working with a physical therapist can be highly beneficial. 

Physical therapy for relief of constant everyday headaches

Depending on the cause of your headaches, physical therapists have the training and experience necessary to identify and address physical contributors such as posture and muscle tension. At Back in Motion Physical Therapy, our compassionate experts can work with you to develop a custom treatment plan to help you reduce the likelihood of painful and debilitating headaches developing. 

To learn more and schedule your initial appointment, contact us today.

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