Frequent Causes Of Back Headaches?
Good evening. R nI want to ask why my head often hurts in the back. I once went to the clinic for treatment, he said, just because I ate late. But I always eat it on time. And I tried again to go to a neuroscientist and I was on EEG but nothing. Why is it that it hurts so much. Thank you
Hello, good afternoon Elisa
Back headaches can be caused by several causes, including:
tension headaches (Tension-type Headache). This can be triggered by:
lack of sleep
hunger / increased stomach acid
hormonal changes in women, such as during menstruation or taking birth control pills
are having a cold / flu
high blood pressure
headache caused by food / drink that triggers headache, namely caffeinated drinks, foods containing MSG, preservatives, or those containing artificial food coloring, cheeses that contain lots of tyramine, alcoholic drinks, and drinks / foods that are too cold
headache due to tense back of the neck muscles, this can be caused by
poor sitting posture
Occipital neuralgia, which is a nerve disorder in the back of the head (around the spinal cord from the base of the neck to the head). These nerve disorders can include inflammation, irritation, or pinched nerves
a mass in the brain
Considering that you have been experiencing this for a long time and it keeps repeating itself, we recommend that you check with a neurologist again, because we cannot confirm your diagnosis without doing a direct examination. The doctor will do questions and answers about complaints, perform special examinations for the part of the nerves, and if needed, the doctor may recommend additional tests, such as a repeat EEG (brain record) examination, CT-scan, MRI, etc.
While waiting for the doctor's appointment, here are some suggestions that you can do at home to reduce complaints:
get enough rest by sleeping at least 6-7 hours a day
consume 8-10 glasses of water per day
do a body stretch every 30 minutes if you sit in the same position for a long time
improve posture when sitting, standing, or walking (don't slouch)
reduce consumption of caffeinated drinks
do not consume alcoholic beverages
eat on time and avoid acidic foods
do regular exercise
You can take an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as paracetamol, for a while
consume foods high in nerve vitamins, such as spinach, broccoli, soybeans, oats, almonds.
consumption of foods high in potassium (watermelon, fruit, nuts, vegetables and fruits) and magnesium (green vegetables, low-fat yogurt, tuna, tuna, avocado, bananas, etc.)
That's all, hope this helps ...