13 Surprising Ways to Fight Headache Pain

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Headache treatments

by Karen Pallarito

More than 47 million Americans have experienced a severe or debilitating headache in the past three months. Migraines alone affect 9% of the U.S. population and costs $1 billion a year in direct medical expenses.

There are the obvious choices for zapping the pain, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Motrin and Aleve, for example). People with migraines often take beta blockers or antidepressants to prevent headaches, and triptans, such as Imitrex or Relpax, once symptoms start.

But if your headaches are persistent or other medications just aren't cutting it, here are some other approaches you can consider.

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