HeadachesWhen you wake up in the morning with a headache, you know that getting rid of that headache could be easy or difficult.  It depends upon the type of headache you have.  You know that getting rid of your headache as soon as possible is important in order to prevent other issues, such as lost productivity at work.  There are many different kinds of headaches recognized by the medical profession.  Some of the most common headaches include sinus headaches, tension headaches, cluster headaches, and migraine headaches.  Each type of headache has a different set of symptoms and must be treated correctly in order to effectively get rid of the headache.

Tension headaches are typically caused by tight muscles in the head and neck. These headaches often feel like a rubber band is being squeezed tightly around your head.  With sinus headaches, pain is felt in the sinus cavities—typically under your eyes or in your forehead.  Cluster headaches feature pain that is centered in one eye.  Migraine headaches have intense pain, can be accompanied by nausea, and in some cases can involve neurological symptoms such as numbness, tingling, confused speech and changes in vision.  When you are experiencing a painful headache, seeking relief becomes a top priority.

Chiropractic care and massage therapy have been shown to be effective in treating many types of headaches.  These methods of treatment are particularly beneficial for relieving tension and pain and increasing serotonin production, thereby easing the pain caused by headaches.  Massage therapy has also been shown to be beneficial in reducing the frequency and number of migraine headaches that patients experience.

If you are plagued by headaches, contact us at Optimum Wellness.  Don’t allow your headaches to wreak havoc with your life; instead, let us assist you in overcoming them naturally.