From time to time we all suffer from headaches. As they are so common we tend to take experiencing one for granted. However, if you do suffer frequent headaches then it is important to get to the root cause of them so that the cause can be treated effectively.
You may be surprised to know that there are many different types of headaches. In fact twelve different categories of headache were classified by the International Headache Society in 1988.
However, there are 3 main types of headache:
- Tension type
Cervicogenic Headaches: These types of headaches are normally caused by nerve irritation or misalignment in the upper neck. Pain is usually experienced on only one side of the head from the front to the back.
Tension type Headaches: These types of headaches tend to be the most common type experienced. This type of headache presents as a constant ache on both sides of the head and may last for a few hours or even several days.
Migraine Headaches: In addition to severe pain, migraine headaches can include other symptoms such as nausea, sickness, dizziness, visual disturbances and hypersensitivity to light and noise. These types of headaches can be particularly disturbing and can last for a few hours or several days.
Suffering frequent headaches can have a significant impact on your life.
Lifestyle changes may be able to help with decreasing the frequency of your headaches. Some of these lifestyle changes may also improve the overall quality of your life. Some of these factors include:
Stress: Cervicogenic headaches and neck pain can often be triggered by stress.
Nutrition: Some headaches may be related to mineral deficiencies and certain substances in food and drink.
Posture: Poor posture can lead to spine and neck problems which can contribute to headaches.
It is important to get to the root cause of your headaches and chiropractic treatment may benefit you.
Our experienced team of chiropractors at Homewood Chiropractic Clinic in Fareham will be able to determine if chiropractic treatment is appropriate or not for your type of headache. If our chiropractors do not believe chiropractic treatment is appropriate for you they will refer you to the appropriate healthcare professional.