According to U.S News and World Report, headaches affect nearly everyone at some point in their lives and are the most common cause of work and school-related absences. They can range from mild to severe and can be occasional, recurrent, or chronic. There are also numerous causes of headaches, which can make finding methods to treat and control them difficult.
If you or your loved one has had your life negatively impacted by headaches, our team at Bay Area Chiropractic is here to help you understand the underlying cause of your headaches and the available treatments we can pursue to provide you with safe and effective treatment.
Headache Causes & Types of Headaches
A headache occurs when nerves of the blood vessels and muscles in the head transmit pain signals to the brain, although the specific cause for this pain signal transmission is not clear. Headaches can be caused by a number of different factors. There are also numerous types of headaches that have been classified by medical science. Although the pain and symptoms produced by headaches span a wide spectrum, there is no doubt that they are uncomfortable, painful experiences that can, in some cases, deeply affect the lives of those they afflict. In the most general terms, headaches have been linked to such causes as daily stress, neck and back pain, tired eyes, lack of sleep, hormonal fluctuations, depression, and sinus infections, among many others.
Evaluating headaches according to their specific classification can aid in the understanding of the causes for such pain. Although headaches can results from another medical condition (secondary headaches), including sinus headaches, headaches caused by brain tumors, and post-traumatic headaches, primary headaches are most common. Primary headaches are those that are not the result of another medical condition. Common types can include tension headaches, migraines, and cluster headaches.
How can I treat my headaches?
Effective pain management for headaches is hinged on identifying the type of headache you experience. By conducting thorough evaluations that include in-depth pain profiles and imaging tests, our team can be better equipped with the information needed to address your pain. Depending on the underlying cause of your pain, our team can explore a number of treatment options. In many cases, conservative care can significantly alleviate your symptoms.
Providing Comprehensive Care
If you are interested in learning more about the ways in which we can help you resolve your headaches, allow Dr. Zurkan to provide you with a comprehensive evaluation. We are prepared to answer any questions or concerns you may have and to provide you with the information you need to better understand this condition. Contact Bay Area Chiropractic to learn more about your available treatments.
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