About Headaches and Migraines
Having chronic headaches and migraines can be debilitating and prevent you from living life to the fullest. These issues can be brought on by many factors, including stress, an infection, teeth grinding, allergies, illness (such as the flu), and more. Some of the more common symptoms that arise from headaches and migraines include dizziness, sinus pressure around the eyes, nausea, and photosensitivity. All of these effects can get in the way of your ability to optimally enjoy your life. At The Wellness Center of Dallas, our skilled chiropractors offer effective pain management for headaches and migraines for patients throughout Dallas, TX and the surrounding area.
Migraines and Headaches Reviews
"Without a doubt this practice has literally helped me get through life. From on-going migraines to injuries...the entire Wellness Institute team has played a role in helping me get well, and I feel they are extension of family. Generally, I am reluctant to refer my clients/friends/and family to doctors, unless they are well-proven to me. The Wellness Institute is a team I do not hesitate to send people to. I know they will be well- taken care of each time."- M.S. / Google / Apr 19, 2020
"Without a doubt this practice has literally helped me get through life. From on-going migraines to injuries...the entire Wellness Institute team has played a role in helping me get well, and I feel they are extension of family. Generally, I am reluctant to refer my clients/friends/and family to doctors, unless they are well-proven to me. The Wellness Institute is a team I do not hesitate to send people to. I know they will be well- taken care of each time."- M.S. / Google / Mar 19, 2020
Symptoms of Headaches and Migraines
Symptoms associated with headaches can vary between individuals, often presenting as either a dull or acute pain within the head that ranges from mild to moderate in intensity. This discomfort might extend to the neck, the rear of the head, or the temples, and is sometimes accompanied by a pressing sensation or pulsating ache in the head or behind the eyes.
Migraine symptoms, on the other hand, are characterized by intense throbbing pain persisting anywhere from four to 72 hours, accompanied by:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Increased sensitivity to light
- Feelings of irritability
- Brain fog or challenges with concentration
- Discomfort in the neck
- Visual anomalies such as flashes, lines, or flickers
- Recurring neck discomfort
- A sensation of numbness or prickling
Treatment FOR HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES
The first step to treating your headache or migraine is to identify its cause. There are two primary types of head pain: physical and metabolic. While physical headaches or migraines are rooted in stress, poor nutritional habits, and lack of exercise, metabolic headaches are brought on by external immune irritants, like gas fumes and other environmental factors. Identifying the underlying issue behind your headache or migraine is integral to addressing your pain and preventing additional discomfort in the future. Once our team has uncovered the root cause of your condition, we will work with you to create a plan for treatment.
Headaches and Migraines FAQ
What is the difference between a headache and a migraine?
While a headache describes a more general, common type of head pain that can range from mild to severe, a migraine is a type of brain disease that is a clinical diagnosis. Migraines affect the nervous system, including a collection of symptoms, and can be debilitating.
What are the symptoms of a migraine?
Typical migraines have four phases:
- Prodrome - includes irritability, sensitivity to light or sound, fatigue, nausea, and sleep problems
- Aura - may present visual symptoms including bright dots, blind spots, sparks, or zig-zags in the vision
- Headache - pain that is intense, throbbing, burning, or sharp, vomiting, sensitivity to all sensory input, neck pain, and stiffness
- Postdrome - mental fog, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, depression, and muscle soreness
When are migraines considered chronic migraines?
People who experience 15 or more headache days a month that include at least eight migraine symptoms can be said to have chronic migraines.
FIND RELIEF FOR HEAD PAIN
Headaches and migraines don't have to stop you from living a full, comfortable life. Our team at The Wellness Institute of Dallas knows how to address your headache at its source. Contact our team of chiropractors in Dallas, TX to schedule your private consultation today.
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