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Posted on 06-21-2013
The odds are high that everyone will suffer from a headache at some point in their lifetime. While a headache can occur for a number of different reasons, there are three major causes of headaches in most people. If you suffer from headaches on a regular basis, Dr. Kurt Michaux of Michaux Family Chiropractic in Clermont can help you get headache relief.
Tension is the most common reason people suffer from headaches and the most common reason they come to Michaux Family Chiropractic in Clermont for help. A tension headache can be triggered by an injury to the head, neck, or spine or by holding the body in an unusual posture. In some cases, a tension headache can be brought on by high levels of stress or a condition such as depression.
Headaches related to tension can vary in frequency and duration. Some people experience pain for just a few minutes and only very rarely. It's possible for some patients to have tension type headache every day or for the headache to last for several hours. The pain usually occurs on both sides of the head and you might also feel soreness in the neck, jaw and shoulders.
Migraine is the second most common reason for headaches. A migraine headache typically occurs on one side of the head. Along with pain in the head, a migraine can cause a number of other symptoms, such as light sensitivity and nausea. Migraines can be brought one by a number of different triggers, including the foods you eat, changes in hormone levels, and even changes in the weather.
Headaches and Medication
A third common reason for headaches is overusing medication. These headaches are called rebound headaches. They can develop if you take pain relievers frequently, more than three days a week. Rebound headaches are the most common reason why people suffer from chronic daily headache. With the help of our chiropractic team, you can wean yourself off of the medication and receive treatment that promotes your wellbeing.
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