There are several types of headaches. Headaches affect just about everyone at some point and they can present themselves in many different ways. Some people only experience pain in one part of their head or behind their eyes, some people experience a pounding sensation inside their whole head, and some people even experience nausea, while others do not. The pain itself may be dull or sharp and may last for anywhere from a few minutes to a few days. The term migraine doesn’t refer to a “really bad headache”. It refers to someone who gets an aura preceding their headache, nausea, and vomiting or speech impairment.
Headaches affect just about everyone at some point and they can present themselves in many different ways. Tension headache usually stems from your neck. Some people only experience pain in one part of their head or behind their eyes, some people experience a pounding sensation inside their whole head, and some people even experience nausea, while others do not. The pain itself may be dull or sharp and may last for anywhere from a few minutes to a few days. Fortunately, very few headaches have serious underlying causes, but those that do require urgent medical attention. When the bones of your spin don’t move how they should and become adhered together or you spend a lot of time craning your neck forward towards a screen, you are bound to get a headache.
Cluster headaches are typically very short in duration, excruciating headaches, usually felt on one side of the head behind the eyes. Cluster headaches affect about 1 million people in the United States and, unlike migraines, are much more common in men. This is the only type of headache that tends to occur at night. The reason that they are called ‘cluster’ headaches is that they tend to occur one to four times per day over a period of several days. After one cluster of headaches is over, it may be months or even years, before they occur again. Like migraines, cluster headaches are likely to be related to a dilation of the blood vessels in the brain, causing a localized increase in pressure.
Each year, about 25 million people in the U.S. experience migraine headaches, and about 75% are women. Migraines are intense and throbbing headaches that are often associated with nausea and sensitivity to light or noise. They can last from as little as a few hours to as long as a few days. Many of those who suffer from migraines experience visual symptoms called an “aura” just prior to an attack that is often described as seeing flashing lights or that everything takes on a dream-like appearance.
Chiropractors Can Help With Your Headaches
A report released by researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, NC, found that “spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for headaches that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than commonly prescribed medications. When you have what chiropractors refer to as forward head carriage your posture needs to change for you to get rid of your headache. Hold your shoulders blades back and down, retract your chin so it isn’t poking forward. Your ear should be over the middle of your shoulder joint. That is good posture. If you can’t hold it and you find your body quickly fatigues, your spine is the problem and you need a chiropractic adjustment.
Our doctors will provide top-notch chiropractic care that can improve your headaches. We are devoted to improving our patients’ health and putting your body and nervous system in optimum health.
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