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What Types of Headaches are There?

What your chiropractor in Attleboro wants you to knowheadaches

Headaches aren’t just annoying, they can be very painful. Symptoms can range from a mild dull, throbbing to excruciating, life-altering pain. The good news is there are several effective treatments for headaches. Dr. Jason Miller at Miller Chiropractic Health Center in Attleboro, MA, wants to share his knowledge of different headache types and effective treatments available.

There are two main types of headaches:

Primary headaches (which have no underlying medical condition) such as migraines, can be caused by:

  • Muscle tension, from tense muscles in your head or neck
  • Chemical changes in your blood vessels, nerves or brain
  • Genetics and family history
  • Alcohol consumption, especially red wine
  • A diet high in nitrates, including processed meats
  • Changes in sleep or missed meals
  • A high level of stress

Secondary headaches (which have an identified underlying medical condition) such as sinus headaches, can be caused by:

  • Head injury or a concussion
  • Dehydration
  • Aneurysm or brain tumors
  • Dental problems
  • Acute sinusitis or sinus infection

No matter what type of headaches you suffer from, Dr. Miller can give you relief from pain. He offers these highly effective treatments for headaches:

  • Treatments to adjust your spine, relieving pressure on the nerves in your neck, head and face
  • Neck and back massage, to relax your muscles and relieve strain
  • Facial massage, effective for sinus headaches because it releases fluids in your sinuses to relieve headache pressure and pain
  • Relaxation training, to aid in deep breathing, helping you relax and relieve stress

These are just a few of the effective techniques and treatments to alleviate headache pain. No matter what type of headache you have or what the cause is, you don’t need to suffer from headache pain. For more information on headache treatment, call Dr. Miller at Miller Chiropractic Health Center in Attleboro, MA. Get relief from your headache pain by calling today!

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