Headaches are a common occurrence that gradually gets more painful over a span of several hours. They can go away on their own, but are usually and most commonly treatable through over-the-counter medications. 70% of people suffer from headaches every year. Headaches can affect different parts of the head, depending on the cause, and can commonly stem from the neck.
Though many headaches can just be a slight nuisance, some headaches progress into migraines and require medical attention. If a headache is inhibiting your ability to function as you normally do, we suggest seeking medical advice. While this can be alarming, the cause of headaches is normally explainable and reversible. Common causes are lack of sleep, changes in diet, added stress, and sudden changes in the weather.
While they often have similar symptoms, headaches and migraines are not the same. Migraines are more neurological and those symptoms tend to appear long before any head pain occurs. They most often occur in people who have experience with head or neck trauma. If you’re experiencing an excess amount of pain, give us a call.
Migraines can often be a sign of nerve damage or a neurological issue that has yet to be discovered. Many people track their migraines to see if there is a common event or time that causes the occurrence.