There can be no question that everyone has had a frontal headache at some point in their lives. However, if they become frequent or chronic then you may be dealing with a more serious problem. It is also worth noting that there are several types of headaches.
This article will focus primarily on headaches in the frontal lobe. It provides readers with an overview of what sets this particular kind of a headache apart and what you can do to lessen their frequency.
Frontal Headache Symptoms
When one gets a headache, most people would usually assume that it is a migraine. However, more often than not, this is simply not the case. Oftentimes, people do not realize that they are already experiencing the onset of a frontal headache. Of course, differentiating one type of headache from the other can be a bit of a challenge if you do not know its symptoms.
To give you a better idea, a frontal headache is characterized by the pressure focused on both sides of your head. This can create a mild to moderate pain as it has often been described as having a vise or belt wrapped around one’s head. Of course, in worse cases, the pain may also reach severe levels.
It is also worth noting that these headaches have secondary symptoms. For instance, you may experience soreness and sensitivity in certain areas of your body. In particular, this tenderness becomes most apparent in the scalp as well as the in shoulder muscles.
Like most medical conditions, frontal lobe headaches can be caused by a myriad of different factors. Listed below are some of the most common triggers.
- Nitrate-rich food
- Sinus Infection
- Eye Strain (usually from excessive exposure to blue light)
- Lack of Sleep
- Severe weather changes
Of course, it should also be stated here that while there are a number of different things that can set off a frontal lobe headache, numerous studies suggest that stress remains as its most common trigger. This is because extreme levels of stress can also induce several mitigating factors at once such as depression(1), anxiety, and insomnia.
The Frequent Frontal Headache
To lessen the intensity of the pain itself, you may need to start taking muscle relaxants. However, if it has been determined that the headaches are being caused by depression then the medications for that condition should be enough. Just keep in mind that the effects of such drugs are cumulative and may not manifest instantaneously.
Needless to say, chronic headaches can pose a serious problem as they may serve as a precursor to deeper problems. Most doctors would prefer to nip this problem in the bud. This means that treatments should not only address the existing symptoms but also the underlying causes as well.
As stated earlier, stress is the number one contributing factor for this type of headache. That is why it is common practice for patients to undergo counseling sessions with psychotherapists and psychologists. Hopefully, these sessions will be instrumental in terms of helping you better manage stress.
Article reference: (1)https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/depression/what-is-depression