Headaches are pain that occurs in any region of the head.
For instance, pain on one or both sides of the head, isolated to a certain location, or radiate across the head from one point.
A headache may appear as a sharp pain, a throbbing sensation, or a dull ache. Headaches can develop gradually or suddenly and may last from less than an hour to several days. When structures such as blood vessels, membranes, and cranial nerves in the brain and skull are stretched, and compressed, irritated, inflamed, or infected, headaches often result.
There are many types of headaches, but no headache is normal. If there is a reoccurrence that may indicate something is wrong and you should not ignore it. Medications can help manage the symptoms, but they will not correct the source of the problem. In other words, if the problem remains, the headaches will continue to come back.
Tension headaches are the most common type of headache. It is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck, and is often associated with muscle tightness in these areas. The muscle contraction happens for reasons including; stress, depression,
head injury, or anxiety.
Tension headaches may occur at any age but are most common in adults and older teens.
Activities that cause the head to be held in a certain position for a long time can cause a tension headache. Activities may include; typing or computer work, fine work with the hands, using a scope. Also, sleeping in a cold room or with the neck in an abnormal position may trigger a tension headache
A migraine headache can cause intense throbbing or a pulsing sensation in the head. Commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.
Some migraines are accompanied by sensory warning symptoms (aura), such as flashes of light, blind spots, or tingling in your arm or leg.
Cluster headaches come on abruptly, with intense throbbing pain arising high in one nostril and spreading behind the eye on that side of the face.
The attacks tend to occur from once to several times daily in clusters last weeks to even months. Without apparent reason, the cluster subsides a quickly as it began.
First, we will determine if you have subluxations in your body. Subluxations can cause pressure on the brain stem and affect the blood supply to the head.
Chiropractic care has been shown to help reduce the severity and the frequency of all types of headaches.
Chiropractic treatment also deals with many contributory factors or after-effects including relieve of restriction in movement of the neck, muscle tension in the neck, upper back, and shoulders, and helping correct any postural issues that may influence the occurrence of both migraine and headaches.
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