Many people suffer headaches on a regular basis, and believe that headaches are a normal part of life. Headaches, or any pain for that matter, is your body's way of telling you something is amiss.

     When any condition has progressed to the point of pain, usually it is well-developed. Our modern society has become so involved with treating symptoms that often the cause of the problem goes untreated or completely ignored. For example, a small cavity may be present in a tooth without having pain. As the cavity worsens, pain will develop. Most people will visit the dentist and have the tooth repaired. Very few people would continue to mask the pain or ignore the cavity because they understand that the pain will only increase without attention from a professional.

     The same is true of headaches. People have been conditioned to use drugs to ease headache pain; however, drugs can have adverse effects on your body's functions for years to come if they are taken over a long period of time. Drugs cover up the symptoms but do nothing to correct the cause. There are two major types of the most painful headaches: the chronic recurrent and the acute severe variety. Chronic recurrent headaches may be associated with vascular or psychogenic origins, but pressure on spinal nerves is the underlying cause.