Headache & Migraine Pain Treatment
Are you tired of suffering from your headache and migraine pain? A chiropractor at Kilian Chiropractic in Downtown Vancouver would love to help. Below are some frequently asked questions about headaches and migraines.
What are Headaches and Migraines?
Headaches are pain felt in the head. These can be mild to very painful, based on the type of headache it is. There are over 100 different types of headaches. Some common types include tension headaches, migraines, cluster headaches, chronic daily headaches, and sinus headaches.
Tension headaches are very common in teens and adults. The pain felt is mild to moderate and may come on all of a sudden and stop. Migraine headaches are a throbbing type of headache and more severe than tension headaches. These can last several hours to several days.
Cluster headaches are the most severe type of headaches. These headaches occur in groups at a time. They can happen once or three times a day for several weeks or months. Men are more likely to have cluster headaches than women.
What Causes Headache & Migraine Pain?
There are several causes of headaches and migraines. Causes include stress, genetics, an illness, and your environment. Strong smells, like tobacco or household chemicals, and changes in the weather can bring on a headache. 25 to 70% of children with parents who have headaches will also have them.
What are the Symptoms of Headaches and Migraines?
Symptoms vary between the types of headaches there are. The most common symptom is pain felt in the head. This pain can be mild or severe, based on the type of headache it is.
Symptoms of migraines include nausea, being sensitive to light, smells or noise, and upset stomach. Children may experience symptoms like dizziness, upset stomach, and vomiting.
With cluster headaches, the patient may feel intense burning or pain behind one eye. The eyelid might droop, the iris become smaller, and the nostril on that side may get stuffy or runny.
How can a Chiropractor Help?
A chiropractor can help in many ways. When you come in for your first appointment, we can examine your spine to see if you have any abnormalities in your spine. We can then discuss a treatment plan that can include chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, and wellness guidance. By realigning your neck and spine, we can help take off pressure from areas that contribute to your pain.
Call Our Downtown Vancouver Chiropractor
Make an appointment today so that we relieve you of pain from your headaches and migraines. You can visit us at Kilian Chiropractic, 555 Burrard St #205, Vancouver, BC V7X 1M8, Canada. You can also reach us by phone at 604-688-0724.