Types of Headaches we successfully treat:
Tension Headaches: A tension headache is generally a diffuse, mild to moderate pain that's often described as feeling like a tight band around your head. It can also create tremendous pressure at the base of your skull, making you head feel heavy. This is the most commong type of headache. Tension headaches are caused from stress, poor posture, muscle imbalances, computer work, etc. Can often lead to a migraine headache.
Chronic Daily Headaches: Daily combination of headaches. Always have a headache or pressure or both. Similar causes as tension headaches.
Migraine Headaches: Migraine headache is caused by vasodilatation (enlargement of blood vessels) that causes the release of chemicals from nerve fibers that coil around the large arteries of the brain. These chemicals cause a casscade of inflammatory properties leading to a headache.
Cervicogenic Headaches: Headaches that start in the neck, upper back, or shoulders and work their way up the head causing a headache. These types of headaches arise come auto accidents, whiplash injuries, repetitive stress injuries from prolonged poor posture (computer, desk jobs, etc.). These types of headaches can be extremely painful and are most often misdiagnosed as migraine headaches.
Nutritional Deficient Headaches: You are not getting an important nutrient. Often, women are magnesium deficent and that can cause headaches. A deficiency of any Vitamin B can cause headaches as well as fatigue, muscle weakness, and other impairments. Dehydration can, also, lead to headaches! Fliud loss sensitizes pain receptors in the thin tissue layers which surround the brain. Also, if you're at the pool this summer, sip on 12oz of water every 1-2 hours. Water activites can stall the feeling of thirst.
Diet Headaches: Aspartame, chemical additives for preservation, color enhancers, and bacterial growth (sodium nitrates and sodium nitrites) have been found to contribute to headaches. Try to eat fresh whole cuts of meats and fresh fruits and veggies. Aspartame has pro-inflammation properties within the body. Compound that with glutamate (another pro-inflammatory compound found in MSG) and you get a synergistic inflammation effect in the body. Inflammation can heighten the awareness of pain by lowering the threshold.
Are you taking medications for your headaches? Do the medicines work for a while, then stop working? I, too, had this happen. The problem was, was that my doctors were not looking in the right spot. They were treating the pain and not the cause. They did their best, but I was still missing school, work, family gatherings, social events, and more. I still had uncontrollable pain. By getting the right help I am now headache free; since 2002. We are here to help. We know from personal experience just how painful headaches can be!