Oakland Chiropractor Discusses Different Types of Headaches
Ranging from mild to severe, headaches are a common and nagging health issue. Looking for a cure to your headache can sometimes dominate your thoughts. Oakland chiropractors can provide treatment for many different types of headaches, so it is important to contact us today for an appointment if you are experiencing any of the following types of headaches.
The most common headache is the tension headache. Common effects of a tension headache are: pressure or tightening in the head, bilateral location, pain that spans from 30 minutes to a week. Tension headaches can involve light or sound sensitivity. Tension headaches are not usually related to another health disorder.
Less common, migraine headaches can be mistaken for something else. Frequently, people will mistake their pain for a migraine; however, a migraine is a recurrent headache lasting up to 72 hours which involves unilateral constant pain of mild to severe. In addition, migraines may cause nausea and light sensitivity, and is made worse through any physical activity.
An estimated 20 percent of migraine sufferers will see an aura, a neurological symptom that takes the form of a visual or sensory disruption, which can also occur between migraine instances. Migraines are often not related to other health problems.
Uncommon, affecting less than 1 percent of the population, cluster headaches are very different from the other types of headaches. The typical sufferer of a cluster headache is a man between the ages of 20 and 40, which is contrary to women who more frequently experience migraines. Symptoms from this kind of headache include severe pain near the eyes or sides of the head which can last 15 minutes to 3 hours and occur 8 times a day. Crying, sweat coming from the forehead and sinus congestion are other common characteristics of cluster headaches. During an attack, sufferers can appear restless or angry from the severity of the pain.
Find an Oakland chiropractor for a complete evaluation of your lifestyle, medical history and physical state if you are dealing with headaches. Benjamin Chiropractic can provide treatment for your headaches with non-invasive and natural methods that work towards a complete solution.
Contact our team today at Benjamin Chiropractic for a consultation and to start experiencing relief today.
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