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Why do I have a headache
How to get rid of a headache
There are many different types and causes of headache. When you get hit with one, everything just seems that much harder to do. More than half of us will have had a headache within the last year.

While it may not be as obvious to others as someone walking on crutches, having to deal with a headache can affect your entire day and prevent you from living your life.

TYPES OF HEADACHE:

Migraine Headaches

Tension Headache

Cluster Headaches

What Headache Types Are There?

Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches feel throbby and can include nausea and trouble seeing or sensitivity to bright lights and noise. The headache location will usually affect one side of your face. They can last several hours to a few days

Tension Headache

Tension-type or stress headaches are the most common and will feel like a band is wrapped tightly around the crown of your head, squeezing in and applying pressure to your skull. You may feel a headache in the back of your head, or a headache behind your eyes. They can come between 1-3x/week or you could have a constant headache for a few days in a row

Cluster headaches

Cluster headaches are the least common but can be quite intense. With cluster headaches, you will feel a headache behind your eye. You may wake up several times throughout the night. They can last from weeks to months and then disappear for months as well

Other kinds of headaches include:

  • Cervicogenic headaches
  • Occipital neuralgia
  • Sinus headaches
  • TMJ headaches

Get Help For Your Headaches

People often think headaches are a normal part of life and end up just living with the pain. You can get relief. You do not have to accept the headaches as normal. If you are suffering from headaches, we are here to help.

Call to get help and get back to what is normal and free from headache pain. Schedule a visit with your chiropractor or physiotherapist to learn more

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Some Common Headache Causes

1There are two main areas for causes of headache. The first is when you have problems with the pain sensing structures in and around your head. These can include your nerves, blood vessel, muscles and joints found in your skull, head, neck, shoulder or upper back. When there is a problem with these structures such as when they get over-stimulated, this can lead to headache symptoms.

2Another source of headache is from of the effects of another problem or disease happening in your body. These can be from things such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Nose or sinus infections
  • Concussion
  • Dehydration
  • Dental problems
  • Ear infection
  • Flu or fever
  • High blood pressure
  • Medication use
  • Meningitis
  • Stroke
  • Tight headgear such as a helmet or goggles
  • Tumors
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Therapies For Headache

When you have a headache, there are several things you can try to relieve the discomfort and pain. Learn how to get rid of a headache.

  • Chiropractic care and Physiotherapy: Visiting your North Burnaby Heights chiropractor or physiotherapist at Cedar can help reduce the intensity of your headache and relieve headache pains, especially tension and migraine headaches
  • Alcohol: Drinking less alcohol such as red wine may help with your cluster and tension type headaches
  • Food: Some foods can trigger or worsen your headaches such as processed meats, for example hams and hot dogs. Also, skipping meals can sometimes start headaches
  • Sleep: The right amount of sleep can help keep headaches away. Too much sleep can also worsen headaches, so be sure to get just the right amount, usually between 7-9 hours works well for most people
  • Stress: Learn ways to manage your stress levels to prevent headaches from worsening
  • Poor posture: Bad posture can lead to tension building in your neck and shoulders, causing headaches
  • Water: Being dehydrated has been shown to trigger migraines and cluster headaches. Be sure you are drinking enough water throughout your day
  • Results will of course vary from person to person

Check out this simple tip here or here to help ease your headache right now

See your family doctor – If your headache worsens, if you have never had headaches, or if your headache does not feel like ones you have had in the past, visit your family doctor to rule out more serious causes of headache. This includes headache where you also have stiffness in your neck, fever, trouble breathing or a rash. Also if your headache is because of an accident or injury

Patient Story


My first experience about Chiropractic – fixed my back and neck problem after four treatments and I recommended my husband to go there, they solved his headache problem as well. Also, the receptionists are very nice and flexible and sometimes help me to look after my little son. We are so glad we came here and did the treatment. Highly recommend
Kylie

Frequently Asked Questions

Can my chiropractor help my headaches?

A: Your chiropractor can help you manage your headaches. Chiropractic care has been found to help headaches due to tension in your neck and shoulders as well as migraines

How can my chiropractor help my headache?

A: To help relive your headaches, your chiropractor may perform adjustments on your spine and joints. They may also give you exercises to try and tips on how to improve your posture or work setup

Does chiropractic treatment hurt?

A: Getting adjusted is usually a comfortable and painless experience. Some patients may feel slight soreness, fatigue or worsening of symptoms that are temporary and typically only last 1-2 days

Get Help For Your Headaches

People often think headaches are a normal part of life and end up just living with the pain. You can get relief. You do not have to accept the headaches as normal. If you are suffering from headaches, we are here to help.

Call to get help and get back to what is normal and free from headache pain. Schedule a visit with your chiropractor or physiotherapist to learn more

Book Now

Click To Phone 604-738-1168

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