Types of Headaches We Treat
At our clinic, we can diagnose tension, cluster, and migraine headaches and manage symptoms with a variety of specialized treatments.
This is the most common type of headache in both men and women, affecting around 80 percent of headache sufferers. Symptoms typically include a persistent dull ache on one or both sides of the head, or behind the eyes, that lasts anywhere from a few minutes to several days. In severe cases, tension headaches can last for months. These headaches are frequently triggered by stress and poor posture, resulting in tight neck and back muscles and spinal pressure. In some cases, tension headaches can also be triggered by whiplash injury.
This type of headache is more common in men and can be most acute at night. Symptoms include severe, short bursts of pain on one side of the head or behind the eyes. Cluster headaches can occur throughout the day and may last weeks or months. If you suffer from seasonal cluster headaches, you may experience relief for months between outbreaks. Although the exact cause is unknown, cluster headaches seem to be caused by constricting blood vessels within your brain that affect the nerves in your face. Triggers can include smoking, head injury, and weather.
Migraines commonly affect women more than men and can be extremely debilitating, lasting for a few hours to a few days each month. Symptoms include intense, throbbing pain around the head and behind the eyes. This can be followed by light and sound sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting.
At Texas Injury Clinic, we offer a variety of treatment options, including chiropractic services, physical therapy, and massage therapy to alleviate your symptoms.
Migraines can be caused by chemical changes in the body, affecting the blood vessels and receptors in the brain. They can also be related to previous head trauma, such as football field collisions or car accidents. Migraines can be addressed with chiropractic care, however, they often take longer to treat.
Headache Triggers to Avoid
Headaches can be caused by a variety of factors. Common headache triggers include:
- Stress and anxiety
- Certain foods, such as chocolate, fermented foods, and MSG (monosodium glutamate)
- Strong odors and perfumes, including household cleaning products
- Sodium nitrate, often found in heart medications and processed meats
- Hormonal changes
- Environmental factors
If you have chronic headaches, it is important to keep a written log of your activities and diet, especially around the onset of a headache. This information can help our team determine what factors are contributing to your condition.
Treating Your Chronic Headache
During your consultation, we can perform a thorough evaluation to determine the source of your chronic headaches and the proper treatment. At Texas Injury Clinic, we offer a variety of treatment options, including chiropractic services, physical therapy, and massage therapy to alleviate your symptoms. With the proper care, we can loosen the muscles in your upper back and neck, increasing proper blood flow to your vertebral arteries.
Have a Headache?
If you are struggling with chronic headaches, our team at Texas Injury Clinic can provide the relief you need. To schedule your consultation with one of our doctors, call us at (817) 624-7222 or contact us online.