Headaches are experienced a little differently by everyone. You may feel tired, have blurred vision, have a stiff neck, or be unable to function for the day. While the symptoms you have may vary, they all have one thing in common- they are not “normal” to deal with frequently. If you’ve been experiencing headaches, you may be wondering what type of headache you have.
Why it Matters:
There are many different types of headaches, and knowing which one you have is the first step toward finding relief. Here are a few of the most common headache types:
Migraines come in all shapes and sizes. Typically you’ll feel a throbbing on one side of your head. This type of headache can be excruciating and can last up to 3 days. You may feel nauseous, have difficulty speaking, or even be sensitive to light, sound, or smell.
- Tension Headache
Tension headaches are very common and affect up to 20% of the population. They usually consist of constant dull pain on both sides of the head. Stress, anxiety, and depression are a few triggers of a tension headache. You could also get them from dehydration, loud noises, a lack of sleep, or even by not getting enough exercise. In short, living a healthy lifestyle is a great way to get rid of tension headaches.
- Cluster Headache
Cluster headaches are usually experienced more by men than by women. You will generally feel an intense burning or even a piercing feeling behind or around one of your eyes. These headaches usually come when you least expect them and can last anywhere between 15 minutes to three hours.
If you’re having trouble with migraine, tension, or cluster headaches, give us a call today. Research has shown that chiropractic care can reduce the intensity, severity, and frequency of many common headaches without medications. Our gentle, movement-based care may be able to help you break free from the pain of headaches and correct the cause.