Identifying the Different Types of Headaches


I’ve been in practice as a chiropractor for headache near Redwood City, CA, for years now. I am fully aware of the difficulty in dealing with headaches, especially when they happen repeatedly. 

Many people experience chronic headaches daily, or at least a few times a week. And unbeknownst to many, the term headache encompasses several types:

Cluster Headaches: This type of headache is sporadic. It brings extreme pain, as well as tearing and redness of the eyes. Sufferers also experience sweatiness and runny nose. 

Tension Headaches: Tension headaches are the most common type. It brings a throbbing and pressure-like feeling in the head. In most cases, neck pain is also prevalent. 

Cervicogenic Headaches: These headaches happen frequently. When they strike, the person affected also feels a sense of stiffness in the neck. 

Migraines: Unlike the other headache types on this list, migraines are a neurological issue. Head pain is just one of the many symptoms, along with nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, and odors. Auras are also a symptom where the sufferer experiences other visual disturbances. 

Finding Headache Relief Through Proper Spinal Alignment 

Researchers also discovered that headaches are neurovascular, which involve both the vascular and nervous systems. These are linked to the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and blood to and from the brain.

For this entire system to work smoothly, the C1 and C2 vertebrae need to be in proper alignment. And once they move out of the correct position, chronic headaches may ensue.  

But here in my clinic, Advanced Spinal Care, I correct these misalignments through upper cervical chiropractic care. I use gentle, precise, and low-pressure methods to alleviate headache pain for the long-term. I’ve been successful in helping my patients, making me a respected chiropractor for headache near Redwood City, CA. 
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