Headaches/Migraines • Spinal Rehab & Sports Medicine

Headaches/Migraines

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Experiencing a blinding pain in your head is one of the most difficult things to endure, especially when it takes the form of a migraine. The onset of a headache is sometimes hard to predict, but there are a few common causes that a person can keep an eye on in the future to avoid such instances. We assess the reason why people suffer from headaches, how they manifest and what treatments are most effective in these situations.

Migraines and Headaches

 

Definition

A headache is a type of throbbing pain or puling sensation that may be felt in the head, while a migraine is typically a more severe version of the same issue. Headaches typically go away after a few hours, while migraines can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days, and they are often recurring.

Causes

Headaches are most often caused due to increased stress, a lack of sleep, dehydration and/or excessive consumption of alcohol or other mind-altering substances. Migraines can be caused by a variety of factors, such as environmental reactions, genetics, specific foods and stress. Women may experience headaches or migraines right before or during their monthly period.

Symptoms

With headaches, the symptoms often include severe pain in the head, along with a general unpleasant feeling in the body. Migraines often have greater symptoms, which can start a day or two before its onset. These symptoms include constipation, changes in mood, cravings, stiffness in the neck, greater desire for water and frequent yawning.

Treatment

There are many treatments for a headache or migraine, such as taking a pain reliever, changing up your diet, avoiding alcohol and caffeine, or getting more sleep. In addition, many patients have reported success with the EPAT Laser Pulse Therapy when treating their long-term headache or migraine problems. Laser Pulse Therapy is a non-invasive procedure where pressure waves are utilized to treat various health problems

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