Headache basically is the pain felt anywhere in the region of the head or neck. You experience a headache when various structures of the head and neck get irritated.
Headaches can be classified based on their effects, and sometimes cause. At the Back In Line Chiropractic Spine & Injury Speicalist, we’ll classify most headaches as:
- Migraine headaches - migraines come from a neurological disorder that can run in families.
- Cluster headaches - headaches that affect only a small per cent of headache victims. The headaches appear abruptly and are characterized by serious, debilitating pain on one side of your head, often accompanied by a watery eye and a runny nose on the same side of the face.
- Tension headaches
Feels like a rampant ache or pressure around your head, especially at the temples or back of the head and neck.
- Sinus headaches
Headaches caused by infection of surrounding structures when bacteria invade and infect the nasal sinuses. They can occur after an upper respiratory infection.
- Headaches caused by inflammation of the surrounding tissues, constant coughing, acute glaucoma straining of the eyes, a neural disorder and temporal arteritis.
- Conditions causing a stretching or pulling of pain-sensitive parts and inner structures of the head. They include concussion and other head trauma, brain tumours and spinal taps.
Headache Signs That You Should Be Aware Of:
- Headache accompanied by fever
- Headache, with stiff neck especially if nausea and fever are present
- Headache caused by exertion
- Headache accompanied by confusion and drowsiness
- Headache in a patient who simply ``looks ill’’
- Headache accompanied by physical abnormalities such as muscular weakness, sensory loss, gait disturbances and tremor.
6 Surprising Ways To Fight Headaches
Headache treatment depends on severity, frequency and symptoms. At Back In LIne Chiropractic, we offer various headache treatments based on your specific circumstances. Here are just to name a few:
- It involves use of electronic sensors to monitor body functions such as muscle tension and body pressure. The main goal of this is to teach people how to control bodily responses thus easing tight muscles leading to preventing headache pain.
- Biofeedback is mostly effective for migraine and tension-type headache.
Continuous massage brings about relief from the pain; by rubbing your temples or getting a head, neck or shoulder massage. After massage sessions one is able to get better sleep and less frequent migraines.
The stretches can get at muscle tension that contributes to pain. Headache relieving stretches includes: neck range of motion, neck isometrics and shoulder shrugs.
Yoga brings together physical posture, breathing exercise and meditation to boost relaxation and balance the mind, body and spirit helping ease your aching headache.
To reduce neck tightness, apply heat to the back of the neck. For pulsating headache, skip the heat and try icing the temples.
However old or disorienting your headache is, Dr. LaDonna C. Bense can help you find a lasting solution. Visit us today for free consultations.