Suffering from Shooting Pain on the head? by Dr Winnie Lim Khoo, Headache Specialist in Manila (Neurologist)

Almost everyone in the world experiences shooting pain in head at some point in their life; it is most commonly called a headache. Minor headaches are able to be relieved by using over the counter pain medications, ingesting some form of caffeine, or getting some sleep. However if you have a more severe headache that does not improve with any of these remedies, then it may be a symptom of a more severe medical issue such as a stroke, tumor, or blood clot.

The good news is that these medical issues are rare. Even though they are rare, if you are experiencing an unusual headache, it is best that you consult a physical for proper medical care and treatment.

Headaches, for most people, are simply a temporary derailment from your normal daily activities. It is very easy to reduce headaches with a simple change in your lifestyle habits. Many relaxation techniques, yoga, massages, and rest will help most cases.

However, if the headache persists, there are over the counter and prescription medications that will help relieve the symptoms. If you experience any of the symptoms listed throughout this article, it is important that you consult your physician to ensure that you properly treat your headache.