Is Your Life Miserable From Headache Pain?

What-type-of-headache-is-itThe First Step in Finding a Solution is Analyzing What Type of Headache You Have

Have headaches become a regular occurrence in your life? Do you feel like your headaches often impact the quality of your life? Are you looking for a solution to your pain? Consider Harel Chiropractic and Massage as a place where you can find relief from that pain in your head.

Traditional medicine generally uses medication to control or reduce the symptoms of many types of headaches. Unfortunately, this often doesn’t address the cause of the condition and simply masks the pain temporarily. At Harel Chiropractic and Massage, we have decades of experience treating all types of headaches through natural approaches. We combine chiropractic adjustments, physiotherapy, massage and supplementation to help headache sufferers do more than just mask their headache condition with a pill.

So what’s the first step in addressing recurring headaches? It’s figuring out what type of headache you suffer from. According to the National Headache Foundation, more than 45 million Americans suffer from chronic, recurring headaches and of these, 28 million suffer from migraines. About 20% of children and adolescents also experience significant headaches.

What Are the Different Types of Headaches?

There are several types of headaches; in fact, 150 diagnostic headache categories have been established. The most common types of headaches are:

Tension headaches: Also called chronic daily headaches or chronic non-progressive headaches, tension headaches are the most common type of headaches among adults and adolescents. These muscle contraction headaches cause mild to moderate pain and come and go over a prolonged period of time.

Migraines: The exact causes of migraines are unknown. A popular theory is that various triggers cause abnormal brain activity, which in turn causes changes in the blood vessels in the brain. This is called the neurovascular theory. Genetics plays a role in migraines and there are some forms of migraines that are associated with inherited abnormalities in certain parts of the brain. Migraine pain is moderate to severe, often described as pounding, throbbing pain. Migraine headaches can last from four hours to three days and usually occur one to four times per month. Migraines are associated with symptoms such as sensitivity to light, noise, or odors; nausea or vomiting; loss of appetite; and stomach upset or abdominal pain. When a child is having a migraine, he or she often looks pale, feels dizzy, has blurred vision, fever, stomach upset, along with the symptoms listed above.

A small percentage of children’s migraines include recurrent (cyclic) gastrointestinal symptoms, vomiting being the most common. Cyclic vomiting means that the symptoms occur on a regular basis — about once a month. These types of migraines are sometimes called abdominal migraines.

Mixed headache syndrome: Also called transformed migraines, mixed headache syndrome is a combination of migraine and tension headaches. Both adults and children experience this type of headache.

Cluster headaches: The least common — although the most severe — type of primary headache, the pain of a cluster headache is intense and may be described as having a burning or piercing quality that is throbbing or constant. The pain is so severe that most cluster headache sufferers cannot sit still and will often pace during an attack. The pain is located behind one eye or in the eye region, without changing sides. The term “cluster headache” refers to headaches that have a characteristic grouping of attacks. Cluster headaches occur one to three times per day during a cluster period, which may last two weeks to three months. The headaches may disappear completely (go into “remission”) for months or years, only to recur.

Sinus headaches: Sinus headaches are associated with a deep and constant pain in the cheekbones, forehead, or bridge of the nose. The pain usually intensifies with sudden head movement or straining and usually occurs with other sinus symptoms, such as nasal discharge, feeling of fullness in the ears, fever, and facial swelling.

Acute headaches: Seen in children, these are headaches that occur suddenly and for the first time and have symptoms that subside after a relatively short period of time. Acute headaches most commonly result in a visit to the pediatrician’s office and/or the emergency room. If there are no neurological signs or symptoms, the most common cause for acute headaches in children and adolescents is a respiratory or sinus infection.

Hormone headaches: Headaches in women are often associated with changing hormone levels that occur during menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. Chemically induced hormone changes, such as with birth control pills, also trigger headaches in some women.

Chronic progressive headaches: Also called traction or inflammatory headaches, chronic progressive headaches get worse and happen more often over time. These are the least common type of headache, accounting for less than 5% of all headaches in adults and less than 2% of all headaches in kids. Chronic progressive headaches may be the result of an illness or disorder of the brain or skull.

Our Treatment Approaches 

 

Chiropractic:

  • realigns the spinal vertebrae to relieve pressure on the nerves
  • correcting abnormal curvatures of the spine caused by injuries to the spine
  • provide stretches to relieve chronic tightness.

Massage

  • relieves muscle tension of the back, neck and jaw which may cause headaches
  • relieves stress in the body and promotes relaxation

Vitamins

  • we have several natural supplement products to help effectively treat headaches

Acupuncture

  • we will be adding acupuncture treatments this fall – and acupuncture is a great way to help treat headache

Harel Chiropractic and Massage

Give us a call today to make an appointment with Dr. David J. Griffith or Dr. Ann Harel at Harel Chiropractic and Massage to figure out your specific headache condition and to develop a plan.

SOURCES: Harel Chiropractic and Massage & WebMD

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Our goal at Harel Chiropractic & Massage is to provide quality healthcare at affordable prices for the entire family. We aim to provide a complete wellness program that includes chiropractic adjustments, massage, nutrition, exercise, and spinal decompression therapy

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Office (715) 386-0511
Fax (715) 386-0502
Emergency (612) 801-6563

Address:
411 County Road UU
Hudson, WI 54016

Mailing Address:
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Hudson, WI 54016

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