People often assume that all headaches are migraine headaches. While migraines are fairly common, they’re not the most common type of headache.
The most common type of headache is a muscle-tension headache. These are caused by tight muscles in the neck, most often during times of stress or injury. A migraine headache can have multiple origins, such as hormonal imbalances or some neurological or vascular issues.
Migraine headaches are usually much more severe than muscle-tension headaches and will have other symptoms such as nausea, vertigo, visual disturbances (an aura), sound/light-sensitivity, etc., along with the pain.
Migraines usually have a “trigger” that starts the process. Common triggers include fluorescent lighting, stress, menstrual periods, certain foods such as chocolate or cheese, and red wine. Learning what your trigger is can help one avoid getting migraines in the future.
Chiropractic care can help diagnose and prevent headaches from occurring. Call Marcum Chiropractic for more information. We are here for you!