Headaches-Migraines

A headache is pain in any region of the head. It is a very common condition that most people experience many times during their lives. It is estimated that up to 75% of adults worldwide have had a headache in the past year. The main symptom of a headache is pain in the head or face region. This can be throbbing, sharp, constant or dull. The pain can take a major toll on a person’s quality of life. Chronic headaches can lead to further clinical diagnoses such as depression and anxiety. There are various different types of headaches including: Tension Type, Cervicogenic, Migraines, Cluster, Familial

Causes of headaches?

  • Tight muscles and aggravated joints in the neck
  • Blood vessels in the head and neck can signal pain
  • Sinuses
  • Medication
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Strenuous Exercise
  • Teeth/Grinding

Signs and Symptoms of Headaches

Tension Type

  • Dull squeezing pain on both sides of the head
  • May feel like your head is in a vice
  • Usually lasts for 20 minutes to 2 hours

Cervicogenic

  • Pain on one side of the head
  • Reduced range of motion in the neck
  • Steady pain that doesn’t throb
  • Stiffness in the neck
  • Pain in the head when you sneeze, cough or take a deep breath

Migraines

  • Typically start in the evening or during sleep
  • Pulsating pain
  • One day duration of severe untreated attacks
  • Unilateral (pain on one side of the head)
  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Disabling intensity

Cluster

  • Severe pain on one side of the head
  • Watery/Red eye on the side of pain, drooping eyelid
  • Attack starts abruptly and lasts 30 to 60 minutes
  • Unable to sit still (agitation or restlessness)
  • Nausea and sensitivity to light and sound
  • Nasal congestion

Treatment Options

  • Manual Therapy and Spinal Manipulative Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Education

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