Migraines, Tension, and Cluster Headaches
Headaches are an ailment that effects most of us from time to time. Are your headaches chronic or severe? Chiropractic treatment from the experts at CORE Health Centers may be your ticket to a natural headache solution. The first part of treating any headache is to determine what type of headache the patient is suffering with. Three common headache types are tension, migraine, and cluster.
Tension headaches are the most common type of headache, and make up about 75% of chronic headaches. Tension headaches are typically the result of misaligned vertebrae in the back or neck. This misalignment causes strain and spasms in the muscles at the back of the neck and base of the head, which triggers pain sensations in the brain. Those who spend long hours on phones or computers are prone to this type of tension headache. Tension headaches may also be caused by injuries to muscles and tissue, such as one experiences from whiplash injury. The chiropractic team at CORE Health Centers is ready to help naturally realign the vertebrae associated with tension headaches, and start your path to pain relief.
One of the more intense headache types, migraines are most common in women, and are associated with throbbing pain, light sensitivity, noise sensitivity, nausea, and long headache duration. Migraines occur when the blood vessels in the brain constrict and dilate. The blood pressure inside the head thus increases, resulting in a painful throbbing consistent with the sufferer’s heartbeat.
While the cause of migraines is unknown, there are several triggers such as stress and sleep deprivation that are commonly associated with migraine headaches. Chiropractic treatment with the experts at CORE Health Centers is an effective, non-narcotic, non-surgical treatment for head and neck pain. Our team of qualified chiropractors and medical professionals will help you determine the possible triggers of your migraine headaches, as well as applying appropriate chiropractic techniques and lifestyle changes to help prevent future migraines.
CORE Health Centers is committed not only to pain relief, but pain prevention. Cluster headaches are sudden and intense headaches that have been described by many as the worst pain known to mankind. The sudden nature and short duration of this type of headache means that over-the-counter medications are typically ineffective. Usually associated with excruciating pain that effects one eye, cluster headaches do not have any early warning signs, unlike migraines. Cluster headaches hit suddenly, and may last anywhere from 15 minutes to three hours. Sufferers usually experience “clusters” of this type of headache – once or twice a day for several weeks, then a break from attacks for several months.
CORE Health Centers’ dedication to headache treatment AND prevention is essential for patients suffering with cluster headaches, which hit too suddenly and resolve too quickly for most other types of medical treatment. Chiropractic treatment is one of the most effective solutions for long term headache relief, and the team at CORE Health Centers is here to make sure you are on the road to a pain free life.
At CORE Health Centers, patients are able to receive full evaluations, diagnostic testing, x-rays, treatments, therapies, and more all in one convenient location. Don’t suffer needlessly. If you suffer with any painful conditions, we strongly suggest that you schedule a complete pain assessment at any one of our convenient CORE Health Centers locations today.