During the course of a Migraine headache attack the person’s daily routine can be significantly affected; in fact, migraine headaches can be completely debilitating.
In addition to considerable localized pain, symptoms might include visual problems, dizziness, vomiting, nausea, swelling and redness. You may notice that some of these symptoms are actually indicators, because they appear prior to the onset of migraine pain.
Generally, migraine pain will be experienced in the temples, but it’s also found anywhere on the face, neck and head: an attack might last anywhere between a few hours and a few days.
Medical professionals will typically classify migraines as either common, or classical: a classical migraine is a headache that follows an event like tingling or numbness; many experience flashes of light or the appearance of an aura, and a noticeable halo effect around the head.
On the other hand, common migraines are much more common than classic migraines, but they’re just as troublesome. They differ in that no aura is experienced.
Sadly, migraines are very common in America with almost 30 million people reporting that they experience some form of migraine headache.
The Cluster Headache is closely related to the classic or common migraine, and is recognizable because the pain comes on quite abruptly; it starts high in the nostrils and moves to the surrounding eye area – generally on one specific side. Patients of Cluster Headaches report considerable pain in their forehead and surrounding area.
Causes of Headache
The causes of headaches are wide ranging. They can be caused by cervical (neck) problems, poor diet, food sensitivities, autoimmune problems, metabolic inflammation, stress, poor sleeping habits and TMJ issues. Other environmental problems such as chemical sensitivities, biotoxic illness and medication side-effects can also be at the root of your headache problem.
At Chronic Conditions Center, we will do all the appropriate testing to determine the cause or causes of your headaches and set you on the right path.
If you would like to have more information or to set up a consultation and see how we can help you (or someone you know) reduce the effects of migraine, common or cluster headaches, give us a call at 561-752-4646.