Headaches & Migraine

Headaches & Migraine

man with headache90% of people report having a headache at least once each year, and headaches causes are varied, and include stress, the environment, illness or disease, poor posture, and food allergies.

Causes of headaches also include drug reactions, TMJ, tight neck muscles, low blood sugar, high blood pressure, stress, and fatigue. If they occur once in a while, headaches may not be problematic, but chronic headaches can greatly interfere with a patient's quality of life.

Migraine headaches, tension headaches, cluster headaches, and other chronic headaches are often debilitating, causing patients to seek treatment. A doctor must address the root cause of a patient's chronic headaches and migraines to effectively treat these headaches.

Most patients suffer from one of two types of headache: tension or migraine headaches. The third type of headache which often drives people to tend to seek medical attention is the cluster headache, which is somewhat similar to a migraine.

  • Tension headaches impact 75% of headache sufferers. These headaches are often described as a dull, achy feeling on one or both sides of the head, like a tight band or a dull ache around the head or behind the eyes and they tend to start slowly , lasting anywhere from minutes to days. Often the result of stress in the spine and muscles of the back and neck, tension headaches can be effectively treated with chiropractic care and trigger point injections.
  • About 75% of migraine sufferers are women, but migraines affect a total of about 25 million people in the United States each year. Migraines are intense and throbbing headaches, but migraine symptoms also include nausea, sensitivity to light and noise, and visual symptoms like flashing lights. The primary cause of a migraine is changing blood flow in the brain, though migraines can also have a genetic component. Patients can often avoid migraines by eliminating certain "triggers", so treatment, should include nutritional counseling, to help patients identify and avoid foods that can trigger migraine headache symptoms. Chiropractic treatment for migraines, massage therapy, and trigger point therapy have also proved effective in treating migraines.
  • Cluster headaches are brief and excruciating headaches, typically occurring on one side of the head behind the eyes. About 1 million people in the United States, primarily men, suffer cluster headaches, the only type that typically occurs at night. Similar to migraine headaches, they are related to blood flow in the brain, but cluster headaches tend to occur one or more times a day for several days, and might not occur again for months or even years.

Georgia Accident Rehab Centers uses treatments for treating headaches that can include physical rehabilitation, chiropractic, trigger point therapy, and other non-invasive therapies. After a thorough examination, the medical professionals at Atlanta Pain and Rehab create a personalized treatment plan for each case, addressing the root cause of each patient's medical concerns.

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