When Is It More Than Just a Headache?

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Have you been having headaches almost every day that it’s become a regular part of your life? Has it become such a common part of your week that it somehow feel strange and unusual when you don’t have an episode? If so, you must be wondering if there might be something more to your head pains than meets the eye. And the unfortunate answer to that is, there probably is. 

But don’t fret! We have some good news for you! There may be a solution that can provide you with the relief for your headaches and the underlying issues you may have. So hang tight as we delve into everything headache-related and tackle why it pays to seek help from a NUCCA Chiropractic in Redwood City.


Common Kinds of Headaches

Headaces come in different types and cause varying levels of discomfort and frustration for countless individuals. Let's explore the five most common kinds of headaches and shed some light on their key defining characteristics:

Tension Headaches

These are the most prevalent type, often characterized by a dull, aching sensation around the head. They can last from a few hours to several days and are commonly associated with stress and muscle tension.

Cluster Headaches

While less common, cluster headaches are intensely painful and occur in cyclical patterns or "clusters." They typically last for a shorter duration, ranging from 15 minutes to three hours, but can reoccur multiple times throughout the day.

Sinus Headaches

These headaches result from sinus inflammation and congestion. The pain is usually felt in the forehead, cheeks, and nose. They tend to subside once the underlying sinus issue is resolved.

Hormonal Headaches

Commonly experienced by women, hormonal headaches are linked to fluctuations in estrogen levels during menstruation, pregnancy, or menopause. They typically occur prior to or during hormonal changes.


More than just a headache, migraines are debilitating and can significantly impact daily life. They are often accompanied by intense pain, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and can last for hours to days. Migraines require specific treatment approaches tailored to address their complex nature.

Signs to Take Action Immediately

  • Headaches that occur daily.
  • Headaches that get worse when you move or cough.
  • Headaches that cause changes in your personality or thinking.
  • Headaches for people with autoimmune conditions or cancer.
  • Headaches after a concussion
  • Headaches accompanied by memory loss, fever, seizures or slurred speech.
  • Headaches that cause your eyes to be red and painful.
  • Headaches that linger for weeks and worsen steadily.


Manage Headaches Effectively with NUCCA Chiropractic in Redwood City

Understanding the different types of headaches is crucial for proper management and if you suspect your headache symptoms and duration go beyond your typical headaches, it’s advisable that you go and get help. If in case you rule out serious concerns that warrant medical attention, you can try NUCCA Chiropractic in Redwood City. At Advanced Spinal Care, we aim to help our patients address postural imbalance that set off a myriad of health concerns like migraines ahd headaches. So, if you’re ready to be free of your almost daily unwelcome companion, book your appointment with Dr. Pete Tsiglieris today!


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