In 1988 the International Headache Society provided criteria on classifications for twelve different categories of headaches. All these types of headaches can present themsleves in different ways.
Main types of headaches
However, there are three main types of headache:
1. Cervicogenic headaches
2. Migraines headaches
3. Tension-type headaches
Cervicogenic headaches: The symptoms of this type of headache is a pain at the back of the head to the front and is only experienced on one side of the head. The usual causes of this type of headache is a misalignment or nerve irritation in the upper neck.
Migraine headaches: The symptoms experienced from a migraine headache can be very distressing. These can last anywhere from a few hours to many days. The symptoms may include pain, dizziness, nausea and visual disturbance.
Tension-type headaches: This type of headache is the most common. It’s often the one most of us regard as a ‘normal’ type of headache. The symptom experienced is like a constant ache on both sides of the head. This type of headache can last for an hour or so and in its most persistent form can last a number of days.
Relief after chiropractic treatment
Patients suffering from cervicogenic headaches (headaches caused by neck problems) often find relief after chiropractic treatment from our chiropractor.
Patients suffering from migraine or tension-type headaches may experience a significant reduction in the frequency and severity of headache epiisodes.