Nearly everyone will suffer an occasional headache, it’s almost unavoidable. You should not tolerate suffering from intense or frequent headaches. At our Baker Chiropractic and Wellness clinics, we’ve been diagnosing the root cause of headaches and providing patients with safe and effective treatments to ease and eliminate headache pain for nearly 20 years. We can help you stop your headache or migraine pain too!
What Type of Headache Do You Suffer From?
It’s important to understand just which type of headache pain you are experiencing. Here are some of the most typical types of headaches:
This is a very general type of headache and like the name, the most common. A Common Headache is a dull, throbbing pain in any area of your head. This type of headache can vary in intensity form mild pain to very severe pain.
A Migraine Headache is a specific type of headache that is severe and persistent. Migraines can be so severe that they greatly impact your ability to function. Migraines are more common in women than in men. Symptoms of a migraine vary widely. They may include dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to noise, numbness, difficulty concentrating, confusion and sudden fatigue. Migraines can last several hours or days.
Chronic Headaches are head pains that occur daily or almost daily. If a headache occurs more than 2 or 3 times per week, it is considered a chronic headache.
Tension headaches are related to muscle contractions and usually vary in severity from mild to moderate. People who suffer from tension headaches usually describe their pain as constant pressure almost like their head was being squeezed in a vise. Tension headaches account for nearly 90% of all headaches.
Cluster Headaches are episodes of extreme headache pain that occur periodically. Someone suffering from cluster headaches will experience very painful headache pain, then the pain will go away only to return again later. The duration of the headache pain attack may range from as little as 15 minutes to well over three or four hours. Cluster headaches are more common in men than women.
Sinus Headaches or Sinus Infection Headaches
A Sinus Headache is caused by mucus build-up as a result of inflammation and pressure within the sinuses during a sinus infection. The location of the pain can vary. For example, if the frontal sinuses are affected, there will be pain in the front of the head just above the eyebrows. If the ethmoid sinuses are affected, pain will be felt between the eyes. When the maxillary sinuses are affected, pain will be experienced in the cheekbone areas. The pain from Sinus Headaches is usually more of a dull pain versus a sharp rapid pain.
Medication Headaches are caused by the use or overuse of medications, prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs. The symptoms of a medication can vary greatly. A Medication Headache can feel as bad as a migraine or more like a tension headache.
Toxic Headaches are caused by exposure to some type of toxin. These types of headaches can be the result of toxic chemicals, alcohol, insecticides, pesticides, household cleaners or a build-up of toxins within the body typically due to an organ not functioning properly.
A Patient’s Story and Escape From Daily Headaches
“I started coming to Dr. Baker due to my daily headaches that I had been having for years.
My head felt heavy and I was in constant pain. I was taking pain killers and sleeping pills prescribed by my medical doctor. I was also taking a minimum 6-8 aspirins a day but nothing was helping.
Today, I am headache free. I do not have to take aspirin or any other pain relievers anymore. I am sleeping better throughout the night and don’t wake up with headaches.
I feel like a new person.” – C. Berter
Free yourself from the grips of headaches or migraines by Contacting Us today for a consultation via telephone or Skype. We will discuss your specific issues, provide you with guidance and help you either find a qualified physician in your area or arrange a visit to our Baker Chiropractic and Wellness clinics. We can help you just like we have helped so many others.
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