Being back in school means more work and time to complete school activities. And, it can sometimes lead to headaches. However, what if those headaches are not related to school, but an underlying condition such as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD)? By educating yourself on the types of headaches and some of the causes, you can take better care and avoid pain.

Here are three different types of headaches and some solutions for relief.

Tension Type Headache

As the most common type among adults, a tension type headache may appear periodically or chronically, and can often last from 30 minutes to several days. Tension type headaches can be triggered by environmental or internal stress, and can be either known or unknown. If you suffer from tension type headaches, there are treatment options available to relieve your pain. Let’s take a closer look at treatment options available.

Headaches With an Aura

An aura is a perceptual disturbance experienced by someone with a migraine or headache before it begins. Headaches with auras account for less than 20% of all migraines. However, that is only little comfort when you are the one who falls victim to this painful headache. When an aura is present, it typically begins about 30 minutes or less before the headache begins. These early symptoms are referred to as prodrome and can last for 5 to 20 minutes—it can even continue after the headache subsides.

Migraine Headaches 

If you have ever suffered from a migraine, you know how unbearable they can be. Migraines can be so painful that you are down for the count for multiple days. This can definitely interrupt your daily schedule. To help you avoid painful migraines, it is important to understand migraine triggers to avoid.

Remember, while school might be a pain, there is no reason you should experience physical pain. Contact Dr. Mayoor Patel at Craniofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Center of Georgia for more information on headaches and what might be causing your pain.