Recent studies report a staggering nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches at any one time. Most of these headaches are typical, however, for those suffering daily from this problem can attest the affects can be debilitating.
At Integra Medical Center, our chiropractors are experts at discovering the source of your headaches. Because everyone is different, there are several things that can lead to headache pain.
Several culprits can trigger these headaches including:
- Changes In Blood Surgar
- What You Eat
- Consistent Staring At A Monitor
Types of Headaches
Headaches can vary in intensity and are often grouped into specific categories.
Migraines are commonly noted as either being moderate or severe headaches, usually being traced to an ongoing neurological disorder. The duration of this type of headache can last over several days, seriously impeding daily activities.
Stress and sleep deprivation are common causes of tension headaches. This type of headache has proven to be the most commonly reported, usually lasting, on average, five hours. Although the pain is only temporary, the frequency of occurrence can pose issues. Some sufferers report tension headaches interfering with their lives several days out of each month.
Cluster headaches are regarded as the most severe category of headache imaginable. These periodic attacks have been described as radiating pain in several areas of the cranium, often moving to the eyes, jaw and face. Duration can last for up to three hours, leaving the sufferer in excruciating, devastating pain.
Over the counter pain relievers can provide temporary relief, but chronic consumption can have detrimental consequences on the organs of your body, specifically the liver. Integra Medical Center, utilizing a combination of medical, physical therapy and chiropractic care, is able to help those suffering from severe headache pain.
For those requiring rapid relief from debilitating headaches, we offer Sphenopalatine Ganglion Nerve Blocks (SPG Block). This revolutionary treatment consists of a nasal spray administered in house, which has been proven clinically as a a safe and easy method for the management of headache pain.
This procedure takes approximately ten minutes, in which your physician will administer the SPG Block, then gauge your response to the treatment. Initial treatment usually relieves pain for several hours, however for chronic headache relief, a four week program has proven to provide longer relief, with many patients indicating better results after each successive treatment.
Learn how our integrated medical services help us diagnose and manage your headache pain.