Headaches and Migraines are common but not normal
Headaches and migraines can be a common occurrence for some people but there are options for help. In this article we will discuss types of headaches, common approaches to treatment and natural options for headache help. There are many types of described headaches but most fall into the following categories.
Migraine Headaches: An intense headache often with accompanying symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, visual disturbance that can last anywhere from 4 hours to 4 days.
Sinus Headaches: Sinuses are compartments in your skull that with this condition become inflamed. Pressure builds within the compartments which can cause what is often described as a deep steady pain. Fullness puffiness of the face and cheekbones are also common with this type of headache.
Cluster Headaches: Often occurring in groups of 3 to 5 attacks of short duration. Characterized by intense sharp piercing pain behind the eyes. cluster headache sufferers will often not be able to sit still during an attack because of the intensity of the pain.
Most Headache Treatment relies on medication
Headache medication is mostly designed to alleviate the symptom. Other long and short term side effects of headache medications are common, you should discuss this with your doctor. Medication for headaches can become addictive depending on the type and how long you take it for. There are natural options that you would be better to try before considering medication.
Chiropractic helps headache sufferers
Your first visit to the chiropractor should start with a consultation, an exam with nervous system scans and or xrays. A good neuro/structural Chiropractor will fully examine your spine and nervous system. After examination your chiropractor will explain fully what they find and make recommendations to you for a course of care based on your goals.
Chiropractic care may take time
Structure and function are intimately connected. Postural shifts and nerve interference may be part of a process that started years or decades prior. Be patient, healing takes time but your body will thank-you if you are not taking medication to cover up your symptoms.