A stress headache often starts in the neck area or even in the shoulder area. The pain will usually graduate to a feeling of pressure in the forehead area. Many people say that a stress headache feels like a heavy band is constricting the forehead. The pain is usually not of the pulsating variety, but it is usually persistent and strong. Some people with stress headaches have symptoms beyond the pain, for example, light sensitivity and noise sensitivity.
A migraine headache is the most severe kind of headache. The duration of a migraine headache can be anywhere from hours to days. Migraines may cause a number of symptoms in addition to severe pain, including light sensitivity, noise sensitivity, dizzy spells, nausea, and vomiting. In short, a migraine can impact the entire body, making it nearly impossible to function. Some people are incapacitated for days at a time when they have a migraine, missing work, school, and other obligations.
Chiropractic care is a very useful treatment for headaches in many cases. In many cases, the headache began with a misalignment in the spine. The chiropractor’s job involves correcting those spinal misalignments, which in turn alleviates the chronic headaches in many cases. Even if the headache is caused by something else, many people find that a spinal alignment makes the whole nervous system function better. This improves whole body wellness and often helps reduce headache intensity, duration, and frequency.
This is a highly individual matter and will depend on the type of headaches, the severity of headaches, and the cause of the headaches. Most people find that once their spine is properly aligned, they just need to have regular check-ups with the chiropractor to maintain optimum spinal health and live a life free from headache pain.
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