Headaches are a pain in the head with varying types. Some people experience a headache when they wake up in the morning. Some are irritated with glaring lights, some felt throbbing or pounding headaches. Headaches can be felt on any part of your head or may involve the whole skull.
Due to stress and emotional problems, a person can experience a headache. Simple and mild headaches can be treated with pain relievers. Migraine headaches can vary from mild pain to severe. Sinusitis is also a cause of headache. Even those with hypertension can experience headaches.
Sometimes, the root cause of a headache is hard to explain. But the following are facts about headaches hard to contest:
- Headaches may be temporary, intermittent, or chronic.
- Mild headaches can be helped with specific exercises and pain medication.
- Migraines can cause nausea, dizziness, and vomiting.
Types of Headaches
Headaches are classified into different types and level of pain. Understanding the information from the International Headache Society (IHS) will give us a better outlook on how to deal with headaches.
- Primary headaches (migraine, tension, cluster headaches)
- Secondary headaches (hangover, blot clot, glaucoma, anxiety, etc.)
- Facial or cranial headaches
A cluster headache can cause an unbearable pain that happens on one side of the head. It can be above the eyes, around or behind them. Generally in a swirling pattern, thus it is called “cluster”.
Skipping meals, stress or lack of sleep can result in tension headaches.
Secondary headaches can be a result of alcohol, stress, blood clot, anxiety, eye disorders (such as glaucoma.) They are called secondary because they stimulate structures and nerves in the head causing you pain.
The IHS guideline also notes that a person may experience a combination of two or more types of headache. The headache could be a mix of primary and secondary types.
Common Causes of Headaches
The following are some of the common causes of headaches:
- Stress, anxiety, emotional problems
- Lifestyle habits
- Injury, accidents or trauma to the brain
Signs and Symptoms
May may be getting a headache when you have the following signs:
- Pain on one part of the head or both sides
- Dizziness, nausea, vomiting
- Light and noise sensitivity
- Abdominal pain
- High fever
- Poor vision
Headaches may seem to be simple pains you can overcome with pain relievers. But if you can’t get a good night’s sleep due to a headache or it has become chronic, there could be some underlying causes.
Headache Relief and Migraine Treatment
We can help you solve your headaches and migraine problems.
The first step is to evaluate your neck and head area for any trauma or underlying conditions with xrays or MRI, with testing of muscles, and checking motion in neck and spine. We will also test your posture and record it so we know what corrections may need to be made. Often, we will ask patients to keep a migraine log of frequency and intensity to monitor any outside triggers. From this information, we can determine how to align and straighten the spine to bring balance and ease to the muscle tension in the neck and shoulder muscles that also cause pain in the head and can trigger migraines.
NUCCA Procedures have proven effective in alleviating many migraines for people. We also have Decompression Therapy, which can eliminate the neck pain which can turn into migraines and headaches for many. We also work with you to identify the triggers so you can be in control and in the driver’s seat.
Spine Wellness Center is your answer to non-surgical treatments providing headache relief. We have helped people for years with headaches, often eliminating them all together.
Enjoy Your Life Painless and Free from Stubborn Headaches
Many people experience the throbbing pains that headaches can bring. A person suffering from migraines and other chronic headaches loses out on many things. The temporary relief that comes from over-the-counter drugs can help at times but does not solve the long term problem. With our specialized headache relief treatments, we align and correct the misaligned spine and note much improvement and many people no longer experience those dreaded migraines. Whether you’re a man or a woman that’s been robbed of quality life due to recurring migraines, Spine Wellness Center is your key to finding solutions.