Different Types of Headaches and Their Symptoms

Dealing with a headache is not a pleasant experience at all, but having chronic headaches is truly a difficult thing to have to deal with throughout life. Those who suffer from chronic headaches should know that they are not alone. The team at BackFit Health + Spine understand what you have to deal with on a daily basis and want to help you not only find pain relief, but to also understand the reason for your headaches.

There are different types of headaches and their symptoms and conditions are unique to each. Below are the top 3 headaches people commonly experience:

Which Type of Headache Do You Have?

  • Tension Headaches – Known as the most common type of headache, the tension headache is typically the result of stress, poor posture, or an auto accident injury such as whiplash. Although many people do not realize it, sitting at a desk at work or experiencing a great deal of stress actually puts additional pressure on the spine, as well as the upper neck and back muscles. In addition, tension headaches are also caused by subluxations in the upper back and neck, which occur during auto accidents injure the muscles in the neck. Whiplash injuries can be effectively treated with chiropractic adjustments from BackFit Health + Spine in Phoenix, AZ. These headaches typically cause a constant dull, headache with pain and behind the eyes. Tension headaches usually tend to start slowly with minimum pain, then gradually increases, and lasts on average from an hour to several days. 
  • Migraines – These debilitating headaches, which can be intense, are typically caused by the constriction of blood vessels in the brain, followed by an immediate dilation, which causes a rapid increase in blood pressure, and gives you a severe headache. Some of the main reasons we get migraines include stress, lack of adequate sleep, stiff neck and upper back, food allergies, hormones, a change in the weather, and more. Migraines are very painful and can last from a just a few hours or can linger on for several days. Extreme migraine headaches are usually accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to sound or light.
  • Cluster Headaches – While cluster headaches are typically short-lived, they can be very painful headaches. Like migraines, cluster headaches are caused by the dilation of the blood vessels in the brain, causing an increase in blood pressure and causing the pain. Cluster headaches are easily identifiable because the pain is usually felt only on one side of the head, with tell-tale severe pain behind the eyes. Cluster headaches often occur at night for some reason and come in clusters that occur anywhere from one to four times each day over several days.

The team at BackFit Health + Spine will work hard to find the type and cause of your headaches and will find a solution through chiropractic care for fast relief.

BackFit Health + Spine in Phoenix, AZ Offers Headache Treatments that Help

Chiropractic care can do wonders for your chronic headaches. If you are ready to get rid of the headache pain once and for all, choose chiropractic care, the proven and effective way to get fast headache pain relief. Contact one of our Phoenix, Arizona area locations today for a complimentary assessment for the relief of headaches. You can reach us at 1-877- BACKFIT or feel free to contact us online here.

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