What are tension headaches?
Butalbital is a generic drug that forms the bases of many various prescription medications for the treatment of many types of localized acute or chronic pain. It’s especially useful for the treatment of headaches, including migraines and the so called tension headaches. When combined with acetaminophen or aspirin and caffeine, it’s effects are even more potent and quick acting. The only drug currently available online that combines Butalbital with acetaminophen and caffeine, making the best possible pain management combo is called Fioricet.
When combined with butalbital in Fioricet, Acetaminopheren helps to reduce pain, fever and swelling, while caffeine effectively reduces the constriction of the blood vessels that’s one of the main causes of migraine and other types of tension headaches. In fact, the blood vessel constriction is considered to be the main cause of migraine by a majority of doctors who specialize in pain management. Butalbital is often classified as barbiturate, since it’s able to reduce the speed of nerve impulses in the central nervous system that trigger the sensation of pain in the first place. It’s also able to help you relax somewhat. Add a dash of Acetaminophen and some caffeine, and you have the most effective and efficient treatment for migraines and other types of headaches. Butalbital is not a new drug – in fact, it’s been used to treat mild and moderate headaches for decades. It’s often considered the best alternative, or a substitute for Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, or NSAIDs – especially for people who are unable to use them, due to their low tolerance for the side effects of these drugs.
Tension headaches can also be caused by stress, anxiety and other emotional factors. According to the statistics, over twenty percent of all adults experience one of more instances of an tension headache every single month. Fortunately, most people find that their tension headaches tend to go away quickly, if treated in time with Fioricet. Most common symptoms of tension headaches include pain in the base of the skull, temples, forehead or other areas of the head, as well as sensation of pressure in the head, neck or around the eyes. Some of the external factors that can trigger a tension headache include exposure to extreme temperatures, especially during the winter, bright sunlight, too much caffeine, loud noises, tobacco smoke, depression and tension of the neck or jaw muscles.
An alternative to Fioricet and Butalbital can be acupuncture. Though not enough medical research has been done on the effectiveness of acupuncture as a pain treatment, some patients have experienced that their pain can be greatly reduced this way. Acupuncture is a form of alternative pain therapy that’s been used for thousands of years, especially in the Far East. It’s considered to be one of the Traditional Chinese Medicine most commonly used techniques. It’s becoming increasingly popular as an alternative way to treat many different medical conditions without the use of medications, especially in the United States and in the last twenty or thirty years.