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Headaches, a frequent source of pain and discomfort, can stem from numerous factors. At Farrelly Chiropractic, we commonly encounter three main types: tension, migraines, and cervicogenic.

Tension Headaches

Firstly, tension headaches are often described as a vice-like sensation encompassing both sides of the head.

Migraine Headaches

Secondly, migraines distinguish themselves with a pulsing or throbbing sensation, frequently accompanied by sensitivity to light or noise. Moreover, those suffering from migraines might also experience nausea or episodes of vomiting.

Additionally, certain migraines come with visual disturbances, such as flickering lights or temporary vision loss.

As for triggers, they vary significantly but commonly include specific foods, hormonal changes, stress, or exposure to flashing lights.

To ascertain whether your issue might be migraines, ponder the following questions:

  1. Do they disrupt your work, family, or social life?
  2. Do they last four hours or more?
  3. Have you experienced new or unusual headaches in the past six months?
  4. Do they originate in your head or your neck?

If you answer “yes” to questions 1 and 2 and “no” to question 3, a migraine diagnosis becomes more likely. Furthermore, if you indicate that your pain starts in your neck (question 4), we might address spinal factors that contribute to but are not the direct cause of your migraines.

Cervicogenic Headaches

Lastly, cervicogenic types originate from the neck’s joint structures and typically impact one side of the head. Certain neck movements or applying pressure to specific neck areas can trigger or exacerbate the symptoms.

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