Types of Headache, Their Causes & Treatments

Normally a headache means pain symptoms in the head or face; however, sometimes it can be referred neck pain. A lot of people suffer neck and back pain in today’s world. Office workers who work long hours in front of a computer and those who stare down at a smartphone all the time, which is about 80% of the population.



Headaches are mainly due to:

  • Stress
  • Fatigue
  • Skipping Meals
  • Muscle problems in the neck
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Medication side effects, like too much use of a pain killer

Some more serious reasons for a headache can be:

  • Trauma
  • Aneurysm
  • Tumors

Types of headaches

Headaches are generally classified into two types:

  1. Primary Headache: Primary headaches are a type of headache that is not because of another medical condition. Primary headaches usually occur from an activity or due to more than usual pain-sensitivity. The most common primary headaches are
  • Cluster
  • Migraine
  • Tension Headache
  1. Secondary Headache: Secondary headaches usually happen due to:
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Brain tumor
  • Dehydration
  • Hangovers
  • Glaucoma
  • Stroke
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Injury
  • Ear infection (middle ear)

Types of Secondary Headache

  • Traumatic
  • “Brain freeze” (drinking something too cold too quickly)
  • Sinusitis
  • Rebound
  • Thunderclap
  • Medication Overuse

Treatment Procedures

Treatments to remedy a headache depend on the type of headache. People have used: Acupuncture, Transcranial magnetic stimulation, Implanted supraorbital and occipital nerve stimulation, Botulinum toxin injections, Heat therapy, Cold Therapy, Massage and gentle neck stretches, Meditation, Chiropractic Therapy, etc.

Why Choose Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic therapy does not use drugs or surgery (which can often be harmful to your health). Instead chiropractic care examines you through evaluations, X-rays and other exams to find the root cause of the problem which could even be a spinal misalignment issue.

Get more information and/or chiropractic treatment today by contacting Dickson Chiropractic Clinic in Tennessee. Chiropractors in Dickson, Tennessee can offer great tips on how exercise, nutrition and managing stress can help keep you from having headaches.

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