How to Tell Which Type of Headache I Have | Chiropractor for Headaches in West Omaha, NE
Hey there, Dr. Jeremiah Sample from Family First Chiropractic. Today we’re gonna be talking about different types of headaches and how to identify them.
First headache we’re gonna discuss is the most common headache amongst adults today and that’s the tension headache. Tension headache is normally located around the forehead region or off of the back of the head or the back of the neck almost feels like a band. Now this will be adult persistent pain, it may get better or make it worse throughout the day, but believe you me it’s always going to be there.
The second type of headache we’re going to cover today is the sinus headache or the sinus headache generally located in the forehead, or around the eyes, the cheeks, you’re in the facial region where your sinuses are located. Now there’s no persistent pain maybe accompanied by dry or watery eyes, or stuffy runny nose, especially depending on if allergies are involved. Now this may be severe enough it’ll often feel like a sinus infection.
Now the third type of headache we’re covering today is the cluster headache. Now a cluster headache is going to be located around one eye specifically, and it may even feel like it’s coming from the back of the eye. Now this incredibly intense pain usually lasts about 20 to 30 minutes in duration, and also may be accompanied by a runny or teary eye and a runny nose on the affected side.
The fourth type of headache we are covering today is the heavy hitter to migraine headache. Now the migraine headache will involve one half of the head. With that you’re going to feel a an intense throbbing or maybe a pulsating sensation, very often accompanied by nausea or vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound or even auditory or visual auras.
The fifth type of headache we are covering today is the rebound headache with a rebound headache. Once you’re going to feel as much like a tension headache and often why it’s misdiagnosed because you will feel it on the forehead and all the way to the temples or possibly the back of the head of the neck. Now, this is a dull persistent pain which will be much worse in the mornings. And once you take medication because that is what triggers it is an overuse of prescription or over the counter medication generally taken for another headache. It will often feel better once you take the meds but when they were off, it will return.
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