Headaches can be the result of different symptoms and conditions. However, various studies into headaches have shown these can originate from cervical vertebrae, or the spinal bones located in the base of the neck. Since the neck moves fluidly, there are certain problems it can encounter, one of which is the displacement of a vertebrae which can cause pressure on the nerves. There are many different causes of headaches; vascular, eye dysfunction, nerve pressure from the spine, temporo mandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, muscular tightness in the neck and upper back.
If you experience headaches on a daily basis, it can be very disheartening to go through this type of pain every day. While some causes of headaches can mean other problems are occurring in the body, there are more common causes of your headache.
According to science, these are the most common causes of headaches. Muscle strain and contraction usually force the head to hurt and the pain is generally located on the forehead and sometimes the back of the neck. These dull aches tighten around your head making for a discomforting feeling all day. Triggers from these types of headaches are spinal subluxations, anxiety, bad diet, and even poor posture in the patient.
Migraine is a term that is thrown around quite a lot to describe a horrible headache. While this general term can take on many forms, this type of headache happens when the blood vessels expand and then continue to press on sensitive nerve endings. Usually, patient surroundings, diet, various foods, stress, menstrual cycle, and spinal subluxations can cause a migraine to occur in the patient.
Another type of migraine floods the patient with symptoms of visual aura. This means splotches and blurred vision occurs within the patient followed by fatigue or weakness and sometimes even numbness. Some serious migraines may induce vomiting however, they usually do not last over 24 hours.
Cluster headaches occur in cyclical patterns or cluster periods are considered some of the most painful types of headaches a patient can experience. Normally, the cluster headache is known to wake the patient up in the middle of the night with intense pain around the eyes or on one specific region of the head. These headaches can last up to 30 minutes and occur in harsh repetition.
This dilation of the blood vessels is usually due to cervical problems, neck aches, eye disorders, and sinuses. More women than men suffer from these types of headaches and they are generally above the age of 40.
Other Types of Headaches
There are many different symptoms that could cause a headache to appear in a patient. Some types of headaches are due to sinus problems, spinal subluxations, or neck pain. All of these types of problems can be addressed by a chiropractic professional. It is important to visit your local chiropractor if you are experiencing any of these headache types consistently in your life to help manage the pain and adjust your body to health. Use our contact page to schedule your consultation today and get started on the road to better health.