The Different Kinds Of Headaches
When your head hurts, you probably don't stop to think about what kind of headache you're experiencing. It is true, however, that there are different types of headaches and different causes for each of those types. While it may not be fun to think about, it is wise to try and figure out what kind of headaches you're experiencing. If you know what type of headache, you're that much closer to knowing the cause, and thus, finding a solution.
Tension headaches are the most commonly experienced types of headaches. In fact, everyone has had a tension headache at one point or another. These headaches feel like pressure at the temples, and the pain may even extend into the forehead and the neck.
These headaches can be caused by a wide range of factors, such as stress, poor diet, bad posture, and a host of other reasons. If you are experiencing these headaches, it's important to talk with a chiropractor about your lifestyle and habits to try and pinpoint (and then eliminate) the cause.
Migraines are the most severe and serious types of headaches, and, unfortunately, they are also the hardest ones to find a cause for. You can distinguish a migraine from a run of the mill headache by its symptoms. These can include:
- Pounding and Throbbing
- Sensitivity to Light
- Vomiting or Feeling Sick
- Changes in Appetite
- Stomach Pain
- Vision Problems
A migraine sufferer may have some or even all of these symptoms. When migraines are present, they tend to get worse if professional help isn't obtained soon.
Cluster headaches, like migraines and tension headaches, include pain and sensitivity at the temples, neck, and forehead. However, they are unique in that the pain and discomfort tends to come in bursts or clusters, hence the name.
Cluster headaches are rare but can last for extended periods of time. They are most commonly brought on by stress, though there can sometimes be a more serious underlying problem. This is why prompt attention to these headaches is so very important
In fact, prompt attention to all headaches and unusual head pain is important. Sometimes, your body is trying to tell you something in the form of a headache, and it's best not to ignore it. The best person to help you diagnose and cure or at least alleviate the pain associated with your headaches is a chiropractor. These professionals use holistic approaches that can not only relieve your headaches but also make you feel better in mind, body, and spirit. To learn more, visit West Omaha Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic.