the two most common types OF HEADACHES

Tension Headaches

These are the most common type of headache. They typically occur in a headband like pattern and are described as pressure or compression. These occur on both sides of the head and neck, but one side can be worse than the other. There are many causes for these headaches, but a few are: muscle spasms, posture, thyroid, fatigue, anxiety, stress, diet, and inflammation.

Migraine Headaches

Are not as common as tension, but are more debilitating. Migraines are ultimately the result of energy failure within the brain. The areas that run of out energy correlate to the aura or symptoms you may have. This is why individuals can see zig-zags, smell things, have light sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. There are many things that can trigger this energy failure. Common sources are food, stress, anxiety, smells, sounds, lighting, insomnia, weather, and fatigue.

Having an understanding of the changes that occur in the body with the headache allows for the most appropriate examination and history to be performed. The findings will dictate which headache treatment and further diagnostic studies that need to be performed. The results will allow us to create a game plan to decrease the intensity, duration, and frequency of your headaches.

headache treatment options may include

  • Adjustments
  • Massage
  • Specific Movement Patterns
    to Restore Symmetry
  • Soft Tissue Work
  • Strengthening Exercises
  • Vibration
  • Customized Therapies
  • Diet
  • Lifestyle Changes
  • Supplements

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