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Types Of Headaches And Migraines

Hughes Chiropractic and Massage in Renton, WA, see many patients seeking headache relief and migraine relief. Yet, these can be debilitating conditions that make it difficult to work, engage in activities you enjoy, or even get a good night’s sleep. This blog post will discuss the different types of headaches and migraines, as well as how chiropractic care can help.

Tension Headache

According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), tension headaches account for about 90% of all headaches. A tension headache often feels like a band tightening around your head. Tension headaches are usually mild to moderate in intensity and can last 30 minutes to several hours.

Tension headaches are often caused by muscle tension in the neck and shoulders. Poor posture, stress, eye strain, and jaw clenching can all lead to muscle tension and tension headaches. Treatment for a tension headache often includes relaxation techniques, gentle stretching, and massage.

Migraine Headache

Migraine headaches are less common than tension headaches, but more severe. Migraine headaches are often described as throbbing or pulsing pain on one side of the head. In addition to pain, people may experience nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, and vision changes. A migraine headache can last for hours or days.

Thunderclap Headache

A thunderclap headache is a severe type that arrives suddenly, reaching its peak intensity within 60 seconds. Thunderclap headaches are sometimes called “exploding” or “bursting” because of how powerful the pain is. These headaches are considered emergencies and require immediate medical attention, as they could indicate a life-threatening condition, such as an aneurysm or stroke.

Cluster Headache

A cluster headache is a rare headache that tends to occur in cycles or “clusters.” During a cluster period, a person may experience several episodes of intense pain per day over weeks or months, followed by pain-free periods that can last for months or even years. Cluster periods are often triggered by alcohol consumption or changes in sleep patterns.

How Our Chiropractor Can Help with Headaches and Migraines

At Hughes Chiropractic and Massage, we specialize in treating headaches and migraines with chiropractic care. Research has shown that chiropractic adjustments can effectively treat tension headaches and migraines. Our chiropractor will perform a thorough examination to determine the cause of your headaches or migraines and develop a treatment plan to address the underlying causes.

Let Our Chiropractor in Renton, WA Help You Find Relief

Don’t suffer in silence if you’re suffering from headaches or migraines! See Hughes Chiropractic and Massage in Renton, WA. We’ll work with you to find the root cause of your headaches and create a treatment plan that will help you find headache relief and migraine relief. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

How Do Our Patients Feel About Us?
  • "I absolutely love getting adjusted by Dr. Hughes!!! The relief I feel instantly afterwards is incredible! Dr. Hughes is so caring and thoughtful, I really appreciate her, and her ability to ease my back and neck pain. The staff is always so nice, helpful and welcoming! Also, Jeannie Anderst, is really great at massages, I appreciate her help and kindness."

    - Sharon R.
  • "I’m so glad I chose Dr. Hughes for treatment. I felt better immediately and she is very good at what she does. We agreed to a modest treatment plan and there never any pressure to add anything unnecessary. Great experience."

    - Tim F.
  • "Dr. Hughes has helped me immensely with my pain and range of motion. I never though it would be possible to go about my day without some occurrence of neck or back pain and I’m happy to say that is not true!! I referred my sister and I would refer anyone else out there in need of a chiropractor!"

    - Annelise Z.
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