What are the types of Headaches and how can I prevent them?
There are several types of headaches and ways you can differentiate between them all. A migraine is a common type of headache that may occur with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light. In many people, a throbbing pain is felt only on one side of the head.Some people who get migraines have warning symptoms, called an aura, before the actual headache begins. An aura is a group of symptoms, including vision disturbances that are a warning sign that a bad headache is coming
Cluster headaches are a fairly common form of chronic, repeated headaches. They are four times more common in men than women. The headaches can occur at any age but are most common in adolescence and middle age. They tend to run in families, passed down through genes.
Tension headaches occur when neck and scalp muscles become tense, or contract. The muscle contractions can be a response to stress, depression, a head injury, or anxiety.
It is important to know which type of headache you are experiencing so your doctor knows the proper treatments protocols. The goal is to treat your headache symptoms right away, and to prevent headaches by avoiding or changing your triggers. A key step in doing this involves learning to manage your tension headaches at home by:
- Keeping a headache diary to help you identify your headache triggers. Then you and your doctor can make changes in your lifestyle to reduce the number of headaches you get.
- Learning what to do to relieve a headache when it starts
- Getting Regular chiropractic adjustments
- Massage appointments as needed
- Eating a balanced diet and keeping your blood sugar levels balanced.
We at Sportco help patient’s manage their headaches symptoms and have relieved many from frequent serious headaches. Give us a call for a free evaluation at the Naperville Location!
For more information please call Dr. Jenna at 630-922-6500