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Top 3 Headaches That Are A Pain

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Headaches are a common ailment that most people will deal with at least once in their lifetime.  I’m Dr. Bock and in my entire career, I have found that that the most common types of headaches that are challenging for patients to treat are:

  • Migraines

  • Sinus Headaches

  • Tension Headaches

Migraine Headaches are recurring headaches that are moderate to severe pain. Typically, the headaches affect one half of the head, are pulsating in nature, and can last from a few hours to 3 days. Associated symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, or smell.  Most patients take either over the counter or prescription medications that help temporarily relieve the symptoms.

Sinus Headaches are when you feel a deep and constant pain in your cheekbones, forehead, or the bridge of your nose. The pain usually gets stronger when you move your head suddenly or strain. Again, most patients take either over the counter or prescription medications that help temporarily relieve the symptoms and they might even get their symptoms confused with a sinus infection.

Tension Headaches occur when you feel a dull, aching head pain. Or you could feel a sensation of tightness or pressure across your forehead or on the sides and back of your head.  Also, some patients have tenderness on their scalp, neck and shoulder muscles. 

In over 20 years of clinical experience, not only have we seen all of these types of headaches, but AFC has been able to solve them!  How, you ask? We first have to determine the root cause of the type of headaches you’re having. Most likely, it’s NOT a lack of medications.  If we do find the cause and it is determined safe to proceed, we treat headaches with chiropractic adjustments, massages, stretches, and corrective exercises.  The best part… you’ll know you’re in the right place in a few days to a few weeks. If you give your body a chance to heal and you’re patient, good things will come to those who wait.  For more information or to see if you’re a candidate, click here.

For more information, read Dr. Ryan Sculley's article here on what exactly AFC can do for your headaches.