Types of Headaches and Migraines


Headaches come in many forms. Some are due to a poor diet and a lack of exercise. Some are due to overexertion and others are effects of medication. The following are four types of headaches that our team at East Lake Chiropractic and Medical Center in Saint Cloud can treat with natural and effective chiropractic care.

Tension Headache

A tension headache is often caused by stress and tension in the neck and shoulders. The pain typically feels like a vice or a band that is at the base of your skull and wrapped around the sides. Tension headaches are one of the most common types of headaches. Chiropractic care can help relieve this tension.

Migraine Headache 

Migraines might not be as common as tension headaches, but they definitely have a bigger impact. In addition to the pain – which can be intense enough to wake you up – they’re usually accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to sound and light. Stress is one trigger, but issues throughout the musculoskeletal system can also be to blame. Chiropractic techniques, such as spinal adjustments, can be used to correct these issues and help you find relief.

Cluster Headache 

Cluster headaches are a bit unique. One side of the head hurts mostly around the eye. You might also experience a watery eye, droopy eyelids, or nasal congestion on the side of your head where the pain is present. It’s referred to as a cluster headache because there are usually several headaches on that same side for days or weeks.

Sinus Headache 

A sinus headache occurs when pressure builds up in the sinuses. Typically, these headaches create earaches and pain in the front of the head. Sinus adjustments can be performed to help them drain properly, which typically provides near-immediate relief.

Treating Headache Pain with Chiropractic Care 

You don’t have to live with headache pain. If you are experiencing headaches or migraines and live around Saint Cloud, call East Lake Chiropractic and Medical Center today at (407) 957-9995 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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