Headaches and FOMO by Dr. Culpepper

Headaches and FOMO

Headaches are one of the most common reasons patients seek treatment here at Hurley Chiropractic. The types and causes of recurring headaches are numerous and often vary from patient to patient on the degree of severity and resulting negative effects on their daily quality of life. They can range from a minor annoyance to severe pain and disability, resulting in lost work time, missed family obligations and disruption of social or recreational activities.

We are all aware of what a headache feels like, especially if you suffer from migraines or cluster headaches. What we often are not aware of is how those recurrent headaches can impact our lives over time when it comes to our work performance and relationships with family and friends. 

Speaking from personal experience, chronic headaches can certainly  decrease cognitive efficiency, or in layman’s terms, decrease the ability to think as clearly. This can be frustrating, which in turn affects mood and cause irritability in our daily interactions at work or home. If any of these scenarios sound familiar, then consider the effect over time how chronic headaches interfere with our ability to be our best at work and our personal lives. Maybe you were passed over for a promotion because of missed work days? Maybe your teenage daughter’s feelings were hurt when you missed her dance recital. These are everyday examples of how chronic pain and other health problems can damage our abilities to be our best and can cause us to miss out in life.

FOMO is an acronym for “fear of missing out”, which is one of those text abbreviations that is gaining popularity in our ever increasing online lives. It isn’t as popular as YOLO, which is more positive and inspirational but FOMO seems to be a more accurate motivational term to get my message across to anyone that suffers from headaches and is looking for relief of the pain and the anxiety and stress related to “the fear of missing out.”


The team at Hurley Chiropractic is dedicated to helping individuals in our community that may be suffering from headaches or other chronic health problems. Our mission is to help improve the quality of life of our patients and their families. After all, YOLO.