If you suffer from chronic headaches, it can make everyday tasks difficult. Headaches can be so debilitating that getting out of bed can be difficult. If you are going to be able to treat your headache effectively, you first need to know what type of headache you are suffering from. This is the best way to treat pain properly.

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There are a couple of common types of headaches, and the best treatment methods differ.

    • Tension headaches: Tension headaches are brought on by stress. These headaches can be treated with an over the counter pain reliever and rest. Also, studies have shown that chiropractic treatment can reduce the severity and the frequency of the pain.
    • Sinus headaches: Sinus headaches are common if you are suffering from a cold or a sinus infection. These headaches can cause pain in your head, cheeks, and jaw. The best way to treat a sinus headache is with a decongestant or with over the counter sinus medication. If you have a sinus infection, you may need an antibiotic to treat the condition.

Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches differ from a typical headache because of the additional symptoms associated with a migraine. While doctors don't know what causes a person to develop migraines, there are certain factors that put a person at higher risk. Studies show that women are more likely to develop migraines than men. Also, hormonal changes can cause migraines. If a woman is taking birth control, if she is pregnant, or on her period, she is at greater risk of getting migraines. Also, hormone replacement therapy can bring on migraine attacks. There are two types of common migraine headaches.

    • Migraine Without Aura: This is the more common type of migraine. Migraines cause a headache that is often made worse with sound, light, and strong smells. Many people who get migraine headaches also suffer from nausea and vomiting. Some people suffer from a stiff or tender neck.
    • Migraine With Aura: This type of migraine is less common. About 30 minutes to an hour before the headache begins, you will experience visual disturbances. These include blind spots, vision loss in one or both eyes, and seeing flashing lights. This type of migraine can also cause hallucinations or trouble speaking. When the headache begins, they are similar to that of migraine without aura.

Migraine headaches can be treated by medications that are administered orally or via injection. A chiropractic adjustment can also help reduce the frequency of migraine attacks by putting the body back into alignment.

Call Arizona Chiropractic & Holistic Health Center, LLC Today

If you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines, schedule an appointment with Arizona Chiropractic & Holistic Health Center, LLC in Scottsdale. Our chiropractor can create a headache & migraine treatment program designed specifically for you. Through regular chiropractic care, we can help reduce the severity and frequency of your attacks.

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