Why Your Pain Relievers May Hurt Your Head

Medication-overuse headache is a common problem; understanding why is the first step to preventing unnecessary pain.

Headaches can literally be a pain in the neck when you have arthritis. For those with osteoarthritis (OA) of the spine, neck pain can be referred to the head, triggering migraine or tension-type headache-pain that is often treated with chronic use of medications. Even if you dont have spinal OA, headaches are a common complaint for many. In fact, its been estimated that 47 percent of adults experience headache at least once a year.
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