Why Do I Get Headaches?
According to the Mayo Clinic:
Your headache symptoms can help your doctor determine the cause and the appropriate treatment. Most headaches aren't the result of a serious illness, but some may result from a life-threatening condition requiring emergency care.Headaches are generally classified by cause:
Primary headaches A primary headache is caused by problems with or overactivity of pain-sensitive structures in your head. A primary headache isn't a symptom of an underlying disease. Chemical activity in your brain, the nerves or blood vessels of your head outside your skull, or muscles of your head and neck — or some combination of these factors — may play a role in primary headaches. Some people may carry genes that make them more likely to develop such headaches.
The most common primary headaches are:
Migraine (with and without aura)
Tension headache (medically known as tension-type headache)
Trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia (TAC), including cluster headache and paroxysmal hemicrania
There are other headache patterns that are generally considered types of primary headache but are less common. These headaches have distinct features, such as an unusual duration or pain associated with a certain activity. Although these headaches are generally considered primary, each of them could be a symptom of an underlying disease. These headaches include:
Chronic daily headaches
Some primary headaches can be triggered by lifestyle factors, including:
Alcohol, particularly red wine
Certain foods, such as processed meats that contain nitrates
Changes in sleep or lack of sleep
Secondary headaches A secondary headache is a symptom of a disease that can activate the pain-sensitive nerves of the head. Any number of conditions — varying greatly in severity — may cause secondary headaches. Sources of secondary headaches include:
Arterial tears (carotid or vertebral dissections)
Blood clot (venous thrombosis) within the brain — separate from stroke
Brain aneurysm (a bulge in an artery in your brain)
Brain AVM (an abnormal formation of brain blood vessels)
(both cancerous and noncancerous)
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Chiari malformation (structural problem at the base of your skull)
Congenital heart disease in adults
Ear infection (middle ear)
Encephalitis (brain inflammation)
Giant cell arteritis (inflammation of the lining of the arteries)
Intracranial hematoma (blood vessel ruptures in the brain)
Medications to treat other disorders
Meningitis (inflammation of the membranes and fluid surrounding your brain and spinal cord)
Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
Overuse of pain medication
Panic attacks and panic disorder
Pressure from tight-fitting headgear, such as a helmet or goggles
Pseudotumor cerebri (increased pressure inside the skull)
Trigeminal neuralgia (disruption of the nerve connecting the face and brain)
1. Medication - many people are taking medication for the rest of their life to treat symptoms of a headache. There are pros/cons to this as it may help with symptoms of headache - you are risking damage to heart, kidney, brain, stomach, intestines, liver, etc.
2. Drink more water and eat less junk foods - consider taking high quality supplementation of vitamins and minerals.
3. Specific Chiropractic adjustments has been shown help your body improve in healthy, vitality, and overall wellness. If you have a misalignment in your neck, you will benefit from an adjustment which can significantly help to reduce and/or eliminate headaches. No surgery or medication is used.
4. Acupuncture - may also be considered in improving your health and function.
Headache doctors in Boca Raton are offering headache relief an treatment.
Common questions/ statements from headache suffers:
If any of these statements apply to you - we encourage to make an appointment with our office for a complimentary consultation. You may have a misalignment in your upper neck that needs to be corrected.
Why does my head hurt everyday?
Can a misalignment in neck cause a headache?
Headache in back of head hurts, what is the cause?
Where can I get headache relief?
Natural headache relief in Boca Raton.
Headache clinic in Boca Raton.
Headache Specialist Boca Raton.
Headache behind my eyes.
Headache behind my ears.
Headache in the back of my head.
Headache in the side of my face
Headache with blurred vision.
Headache and allergies.
Headache and dizziness.
Headache and chills.
There are headache specialists in Boca Raton and around the country using medications and surgery to treat headaches. Our Boca Raton Specific Chiropractors may offer relief for headaches without medication or surgery.
Most people prefer a natural solution with less side effects/affects and consequences to your health and body.