A headache is classified into one of two groups: primary and secondary headaches. A primary headache is one that causes pain in your head, neck, or face. Migraines and tension headaches are considered a primary headache, as they directly cause head pain. There are also secondary headaches, which are caused by some other medical condition, such as stress or an infection.
Tension headaches tend to feel like intense pressure around the head. Tension headaches can be caused by lack of sleep, a clenched jaw, depression, or being hungry. They may also be caused by stress, neck strain, or bad posture. Cluster headaches tend to occur on one side of the head, usually behind one eye. They may occur multiple times a day at the same time each day for several weeks.
If you think you are suffering from either of these types of headache and you are in the Bucktown, Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, or Logan Square areas of Chicago, visit a chiropractor at Windy City Wellness for help.
What Is a Migraine?
A migraine is considered a primary headache and can bring severe pain along with other symptoms. The symptoms may recur and be considered episodic. The pain is usually an intense throbbing pain in the head that can last hours or days. It typically affects only one side, but some people feel pain on both sides of their head.
What Can Trigger a Migraine or Headache?
Typically, when someone suffers from migraines or headaches, they have triggers for their symptoms. They tend to vary from person to person, but can be caused by stress, hormones, alcohol, not enough sleep, hunger, and anxiety.
Can They Be Treated?
Typically, chiropractic care can help relieve the symptoms of headaches and migraines. With regular exercise, changes to your diet, relaxation techniques, and chiropractic adjustments, headaches and migraines can become a thing of the past for you. You should also consider reducing your stress with breathing and mindfulness.
Why Choose Windy City Wellness?
Our team at Windy City Wellness believes in holistic treatment for the conditions that cause your pain and interfere with your everyday life. We want to ensure that you are able to live your best life. Here we treat a wide variety of conditions and pain and believe in treating every person in a way that benefits them individually. We proudly serve the Wicker Park, Bucktown, Lincoln Park, and Logan Square of Chicago, IL. Contact Windy City Wellness today to see how we can help you. Give us a call at 773-235-7878.