A headache can be caused by many different structures of the head, neck and surrounding tissues. Headaches can be split into a number of categories. Some of the most common include:
Tension headaches, they may feel like a constant ache that affects both sides of the head. You may also feel the neck muscles tighten and a feeling of pressure behind the eyes. The headaches usually last for one to six hours, but some people may have more persistent headaches that last for several days.
Cervicogenic headache is referred pain perceived in the head from a source in the neck or elsewhere. A cervicogenic headache is a secondary headache, which means that it is caused by another issue.
Migraines usually a severe headache felt as a throbbing pain at the front or on one side of the head. Some people also have other symptoms, such as nausea and sensitivity to light. It can be very distressing and last from a few hours to several days. Symptoms include pain, dizziness, nausea, and visual disturbance.
Headaches can present in many different ways. It’s most important for your chiropractors to establish the type of headache present and eliminate any underlying condition that may require further investigation before treatment commences.