Headaches are your body’s way of telling you that there is something going on. Often times its the result of inflammation of the body in and around the neck and head. It can be from symptoms of diseases such as sinuses, spine, ears, and teeth. Or it can simply be a lack of sleep, dehydration, or that you’re hungry.
The type of headache you have can be determined by the location of the pain and the symptoms associate with it. Often you’ll feel pain in your face, head, and upper neck when you are suffering from a headache. The level of intensity and frequency fluctuates.
Migraine headaches can be debilitating; causing intense throbbing that lasts for a few hours up to several days. They often range in severity and you can experience recurring symptoms such as sensitivity to light, blurred vision, floaters, stiffness of the neck, having trouble thinking clearly, and vertigo just to name a few.
Tension headaches feel link intense pressure around your head. These types of headaches may even cause soreness in the scalp. These are often caused by hunger, depression, clenching of the jaw, lack of sleep, arthritis, poor posture, straining the neck, and poor posture.
Sinus headaches are felt in your cheekbones, forehead, and bridge of your nose. This pain is deep and constant and the pain often gets more intense when you move too quickly. Some other symptoms of this type of headache include a runny nose, fullness in your eyes, fever, and swelling of the face.
Cluster headaches are felt on side of the head often behind the eye and cause severe pain. These are felt multiple times a day and can last for several weeks; often lasting between 6 to 12 weeks.
Headaches are caused by a variety of factors, most of the time they are a result of your lifestyle choices, such as drinking alcohol, eating processed foods with nitrates, lack of sleep, poor posture, hunger, and stress. However, they can also be a symptom of a variety of conditions and diseases that vary in severity.
If you’re suffering from the occasional headaches you can try these natural home remedies to relieve the pain – drinking more water, using peppermint or lavender essential oils, applying a cold compress to your neck, or massaging the temple pressure points.
Headaches should be taken seriously, especially if they are persistent and severe. Determining the underlying cause of them will help to treat the problem and get proper treatment.
Dr. Eric Razz is a chiropractor in Campbell, CA that will help you to manage your headaches. We’ll assess and diagnose the type of headaches you’re having and determine which type of treatment option is best.
Some of the types of treatments include: