Headaches are a broad group of pain syndromes of the head and face region, there are over 150 different classifications of headache each with varying nuances. The major types of headaches we see in practice are tension type, migraine and cervicogenic.
Tension type headache is a primary headache and the most common of three sub types. Studies show that it may affect up to 78% of people at some time in their life. Tension type headaches are typically beginning in the head/face region on both sides and feel like a dull ache or squeeze sensation. There is a myriad of reasons why someone may be suffering these types of headache.
Some common triggers include
- Trouble sleeping
- Neck joint or muscle dysfunction that causes pain
- Poor posture
- Jaw or dental problems
Cervicogenic headache is a secondary headache due to pain and dysfunction of the cervical spine and surrounding structures. These headaches typically begin in the base of the skull or upper neck and travel towards the forehead over the course of the day.
At Cleveland Chiropractic we take a functional approach to care because there can be many factors involved in treating low back pain. First, we need to establish what is causing your pain and dysfunction. Orthopaedic, neurological, and functional movement examinations are performed to establish an accurate diagnosis.
Once we have an idea of what is going wrong, we will discuss and explain these findings with you. We want to create a treatment plan to get you moving well again ASAP and an environment where we can work together for the best possible outcome. Each treatment plan is tailored to the patient’s individual needs and will include not only your care at Cleveland chiropractic, but home rehabilitation exercises and lifestyle modifications needed to get you back on track.
Getting out of pain is great. But how do we keep it away? The final step is building a strong and healthy body, lowering your injury risk and building confidence within our patients to get back to moving well and achieving their goals.