Sacramento CA Chiropractor Discusses Different Types of Headaches

Sacramento CA Chiropractor Discusses Different Types of Headaches

Sacramento Chiropractor Discusses Different Types of Headaches

Headaches in Sacramento CA are one of those health problems that can range from moderate and annoying to severe and debilitating, as well as a wide range of intensities in the between. They might develop gradually or appear abruptly, and no matter how severe the symptoms are, practically everyone wishes to find a cure as quickly as possible. When it comes to headaches, there are various distinct types that a Sacramento CA chiropractor can treat, so it is vital to schedule an appointment if you suffer from any of the symptoms listed below.


A tension headache is most likely the most prevalent form of headache that people suffer from. Tension headaches are characterized by the following characteristics: a pressing or tightening sensation, bilateral location, mild to moderate severity, and pain that lasts from 30 minutes to one week, among other things. Tension headaches are not usually accompanied by nausea or vomiting, although they may be accompanied by sensitivity to light or sound. The existence of tension headaches is not associated with the presence of another medical condition.


Migraine headaches are not as prevalent as tension headaches, and they are frequently misdiagnosed as being caused by another condition. Most of the time, a migraine patient will ascribe any severe headache pain to the condition, although this is not always the case. In its most basic definition, a migraine is a recurring headache that lasts for up to 72 hours and is characterized by unilateral pulsing pain of moderate to severe intensity on one side of the head. It is common for migraine discomfort to be accompanied by nausea and/or sensitivity to light, and it is exacerbated by typical physical activity.

A neurological sensation known as an aura will be experienced by around 20% of migraine sufferers prior to the onset of a migraine. Auras can manifest themselves as visual disturbances or as other sensory disturbances, among other things. Auras can arise in the intervals between migraine headache symptoms. The majority of the time, migraines are not related to any other health problems.


Cluster headaches are distinct from both tension headaches and migraines in that they affect only a small proportion of the population (about 1 percent). While women account for the vast majority of migraine patients, males between the ages of 20 and 40 account for the vast majority of cluster headache sufferers. This form of headache is characterized by extreme discomfort around the eyes or down the side of the head. It might last for several hours. Attacks have been observed to last anywhere from 15 minutes to three hours, and they have been known to occur up to eight times in a single day. Cluster headaches are frequently accompanied by tears, forehead perspiration, and nasal congestion. During an attack, some people become restless or disturbed as a result of extreme pain.

If you suffer from any of the types of headaches listed above and want a natural, non-invasive approach to alleviate your pain, a Sacramento CA chiropractor will take the time to assess every aspect of your lifestyle, medical history, and body in order to find a permanent solution for your pain and discomfort.

To arrange an appointment or for additional information, please contact our team at Barham Chiropractic now. We look forward to speaking with you.


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