Headaches & Migraines
Headaches can range in type and severity from tension headaches to sinus headaches to full-blown migraine headaches. Some headaches can become so painful they become debilitating.
What causes headaches?
Headaches and migraines are caused by an alteration or disruption of brain chemistry. By avoiding headache or migraine triggers, you can help prevent their onset.
What are symptoms of headaches?
Common symptoms of headaches are pain and pressure felt from the inside of your head. Migraine symptoms include throbbing pain typically occurring on one side near the temples, forehead and eyes. Additional symptoms include nausea, vomiting and light sensitivity.
How are headaches treated?
Active Release Technique (ART), chiropractic adjustments and physical rehabilitation stretches and exercises will usually alleviate and resolve all headache symptoms. Some headaches can also be treated with various types of pain relievers and ice packs to the back of the head.
Did you know?
- Depression is three times more common in people with migraine or severe headaches than in healthy individuals.
- Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. households includes someone with migraine.
- About 18% of American women and 6% of men suffer from migraine.