HEADACHES & MIGRAINES TREATMENTSee how Spring Creek Medical can help relieve your headaches
A headache can be described as pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck. Serious cases of headaches are very rare, but they are often caused by stress, anxiety, tension and other factors. Most people with headaches can feel much better by doing simple things, like making lifestyle changes, learning ways to relax, and sometimes by taking medications.
The most common type of headaches are likely caused by tight muscles in your shoulders, neck, scalp, and jaw. These are called tension headaches. They may be related to stress, depression, anxiety, a head injury, or holding your head and neck in an abnormal position. You’ll find that tension headaches start at the back of your head and spread forward on both sides. The pain may feel dull or squeezing, like a tight band or vice. Your shoulders, neck, or jaw may also feel tight or sore.
Migraine headaches are severe headaches that usually occur with other symptoms, such as vision changes or nausea. The pain may be throbbing, pounding, or pulsating. It tends to begin on one side of your head, although it may spread to both sides. You may have an “aura” (a group of warning symptoms that start before your headache). The pain usually gets worse as you try to move around. These headaches may be triggered by foods such as chocolate, certain cheeses, or MSG. Caffeine withdrawal, lack of sleep, and alcohol may also trigger migraine headaches.
Rebound headaches are headaches that keep coming back and may occur from overuse of painkillers. These may also be called medication overuse headaches. Patients who take pain medication more than 3 days a week on a regular basis can develop this type of headache.
At Spring Creek Medical, our team of medical providers have helped many patients successfully recover from their chronic headache conditions. Get in touch with us today to learn more information on how we can help.
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Spring Creek Medical Center successfully treats back pain, neck pain, knee pain, arthritis, headaches and migraines and has helped many individuals live a pain-free life. Our chiropractor, physical therapist, massage therapists and nurse practitioner proudly serve all of Cache Valley, including Logan, Providence, Smithfield, Nibley, Hyrum and North Logan, Utah.