If you suffer with Headaches, do not let anyone tell you they are “normal”. Headaches are far from normal, and are sometimes symptoms of severe underlying problems.

Headaches can result from many conditions. But research has revealed many headaches can be traced to the area of cervical vertebrae (spinal bones of the neck), or the muscles of the Neck, Skull, or TMJ.

Because the neck is extremely mobile, there is constant danger of displacement of one or more of these vertebrae, which may compress and irritate the cervical nerves or even the spinal cord or brainstem.

Some other more remote causes of headache include : allergies/sensitivities; digestive, eliminative, kidney and heart problems; eye problems (chiefly eye strain); infected tonsils; nerve pressure from spinal conditions involving cervical and other areas of the structural system. And sometimes, though very rare, brain problems. In women, disorders of the reproductive/hormonal system are often the cause of headaches.

Although popping a pill may seem to be an easy short term answer to headache pain, it is not. It merely masks the symptom( pain). The underlying problem is still there, probably getting worse…. As you develop a tolerance to the pain drug, you will require higher doses, which eventually will no longer stop the pain.

If you are a headache sufferer, the best thing you can do is seek professional help from someone trained to look for, and treat, A WIDE VARIETY of underlying causes.. There is absolutely no reason for you to suffer for even one more day. Even if you have suffered for years, and visited many types of health specialists without relief. Dr Crill can offer the solution that you have been looking for. Our Doctor has examined and successfully treated numerous types of headaches including serious, resistant migraines for many years.

Common Types Of Headaches

Tension Headaches – The most common type of headache. They are caused by muscle strain, or contraction. The pain is usually located on the forehead or the back of the head and neck. The pain is usually described as a dull ache, or a bandlike sensation surrounding your head as if you were wearing a tight bathing cap.
Usually, these headaches begin gradually and then last from a few hours to several weeks. Factors that may trigger them include stress, diet, fatigue, and poor posture.

Migraine Headaches – Migraine is a general term and there are several subtypes (IE; “common”, “cluster”, “classic”, etc). The headache pain occurs when the blood vessels of the head dilate (expand) and press on sensitive nerve endings. Conditions that may trigger migraine headaches include Stress, certain Foods, Fatigue and the Menstrual cycle. These headaches are often preceded by an “aura” (unusual visual sensations, such as blotches or sparkles), or by sensations of weakness, numbness, or tingling. The victim may also experience nausea, vomiting, cold hands and feet, and a feeling of soreness or exhaustion afterward. Though these headaches are just as severe as the common migraine, they generally do not last as long (24 hours or less).

Cluster Headaches – Cluster headaches are sometimes classified as migraines because the pain is caused by dilation of the blood vessels. The name “cluster” describes the way the headaches come in distinct clustered episodes. In other words, you may have a bout of headaches for a week or two and then not experience them again for some time. Attacks usually last 15 to 30 minutes and occur in violent, punishing repetition. More men than women suffer from these headaches, and most sufferers are over 40 years old. Alcohol is a common trigger.

Other Types Of Headaches – To list and describe all the many types of headaches would fill an entire book. Some other types of headaches include those due to Cervical or Neck issues, Muscle spasms, TMJ, Dental problems, Eye disorders, Allergies, and Sinuses.

Two very serious, though much less common, causes of headaches are brain tumors and inflammation of the membranes covering the brain. This is why it is very important to have a thorough examination to accurately determine the type and source of headache pain.

If you are experiencing headaches, we are happy to help. Contact us today at (530) 878-5150.