According to the National Headache Foundation, over 45 million Americans suffer from chronic, recurring headaches and of these, 28 million suffer from migraines. About 20% of children and adolescents also have significant headaches, including migraines as well. There are several types of headaches – the most common of which are:
Tension headaches: Also called a chronic daily headache or chronic non-progressive headache. Tension headaches are the most common type of headache among adults and adolescents.
Migraine Headaches: A migraine headache differs from other types of headaches. It is often described as a severe recurring headache with an intense throbbing pain on one side of the head, although one-third of the attacks can affect both sides. Migraine headache attacks last between 4 and 72 hours and are often, but not always, accompanied by: visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, extreme sensitivity to sound and light, and tingling or numbness in the extremities or face. In 15–20% of cases, neurological symptoms occur in advance of the actual headache. These symptoms, which last 20-60 minutes, are referred to as the aura phase of the headache. Of course, everyone is different, and symptoms vary by person and sometimes by attack.
Cluster headaches: The least common, although the most severe type of primary headache, the pain of a cluster headache is intense and may be described as having a burning or piercing quality that is throbbing or constant. The headache pain is so severe that most cluster headache sufferers cannot sit still and will often pace during an attack. The headache pain is located behind one eye or in the eye region, without changing sides.
The NUCCA approach to headaches differs drastically from the Medical approach to headaches. NUCCA chiropractors believe there is a cure for everything. It exists in our own bodies. It just takes the correct direction. NUCCA removes the stress on the brain stem and the surrounding nerves and muscles associated with headaches and migraines. There is actually a clinically related cause of migraines and headaches, and that is an upper-cervical misalignment. We have seen a relationship to the counter rotation of the C1 & C2 vertebrae and headaches and migraines. Our office helps more patients resolve their headaches than any other dis–ease process, and this is a drug free solution.