There are numerous kinds of headaches besides the more common migraine and tension headache. Let’s take a look at a few to see what characterizes each one. It is important to know what kind of headache is being dealt with in order to treat it properly.
- Sinus headaches: These occur when the sinuses become irritated or inflamed. A fever is often present if the sinuses have become infected.
- Tension headaches: This is the most common headache and is known for a feeling of pressure around the head, particularly at the temples or back of the head and neck. This can be brought on by stress and, while annoying, it does not usually interfere with daily activities.
- Migraine headaches: One of the major symptoms is severe head pain that can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, vertigo (dizziness), and sensitivity to light, sound, and smell.
- Cluster headaches: These affect men more than women and cause debilitating pain on one side of the head along with a watery eye, sinus congestion, or a runny nose on that same side. They occur in cycles and may be genetic in cause, although this is not confirmed.
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- Rebound headaches: These headaches occur due to overuse of painkillers to treat, ironically, headaches. Too much medication may cause the brain to shift into a hyped up or excited state leading to more headaches. Headaches can also be a product of withdrawal as medicine levels drop.
Is There Any Natural Headache Relief Available?
Medication can be helpful in helping a person cope with the pain of a headache while it is happening. However, wouldn’t it be nice to find something that can help a person to have fewer headaches?
This involves looking at the underlying cause. Often, it is a misalignment in the upper neck vertebrae. At The Upper Valley Clinic of Chiropractic, we understand the importance of a healthy neck and spine and how it relates to our patients’ overall health and well-being. Misalignments in this area hinder blood, cerebrospinal fluid, and nerve flow from reaching and leaving the brain properly. Once corrected, many of our patients report a decrease in overall headaches and some even see them go away completely.
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