A headache is pain or discomfort that is felt in the head region. The pain is usually felt in one area, such as the face, back of the head, forehead, scalp or behind the eyes. Headache is one of the most common symptoms experienced by people. In fact, it is quite unusual not to have had at least an occasional headache during your lifetime.
While many headaches are annoying, they don’t generally interfere in your daily life. There are however, several forms of recurring headaches which really impact your health and quality of life. These are Tension Headaches, Cervicogenic Headaches, and Migraines.
Migraines are particularly debilitating. A Migraine is a headache in which the pain is throbbing and intense, and usually affects one side of the head. Migraines are usually a chronic problem and can impact your ability to carry on with your everyday tasks for hours and even days. A Migraine is accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, light/sound sensitivity, pain in the temples, ear or eye, and vomiting. Migraine headaches may have an “aura” which are symptoms a person experiences before he or she gets a migraine.
At North Shore Family Chiropractors Chatswood we see many patients for Headache and Migraine Treatment.