When a headache strikes, it can range in severity from mild to severe and can come on slowly or in an instant. A headache is not something to take lightly as it can hinder one’s day entirely. There are multiple types of headaches, all of which can be treated by a Lithia Springs chiropractor through a variety of treatment options.
The most common type of headache one endures is a tension headache. Those who suffer from tension headaches often report that there is a tightening or feeling of something pressing on the head, the location is bilateral, and the pain can range from mild to moderate. These headaches do not usually cause a person to become nauseated or vomit; however, light sensitivity may be a factor. Suffering from a tension headache is often not related to other health concerns.
Another type of headache that is common among Americans is a migraine. This type of headache occurs frequently and, in some cases, can last as long as three days. The pain associated with a migraine is typically moderate to severe and features a unilateral pulsating feeling. Other symptoms, such as sensitivity to light and sound, as well as nausea, are also often reported. When engaging in physical activity, this type of headache can intensify.
During the onset of the migraine, around 20 percent of all migraine sufferers report a neurological phenomenon such as an aura. An aura is a visual and sensory disturbance and can also occur between migraines.
Approximately one percent of the population is affected by cluster headaches. Women are most commonly affected by tension headaches and migraines, but with cluster headaches, men are more likely to suffer from this condition. Severe pain can last for anywhere between 10 minutes and 3 hours with pain primarily focused around the eyes and on the side of the head. Aside from the pain, sweating, and congestion in the nasal passages can occur. Anxiety and agitation can occur at this time due to the intensity of the pain.
If you are looking for a safe, natural approach to pain management in treating your headaches, our Lithia Springs chiropractors can provide you with a solution. Our team will provide an extensive exam covering your medical history and current symptoms and provide you with a comprehensive treatment approach that will allow you to feel your best.
Contact our Lithia Springs chiropractic clinic today to schedule an appointment by dialing (404) 602-0388. We look forward to hearing from you!