How to Get Rid of Headaches Part 2: Symptoms and Causes of Common Headaches

Get Rid of Your Headache Part 2!!

Are you suffering from daily headaches? Are your headaches triggered by certain foods? If any of these issues affect you, our East Vancouver Chiropractor at Backs in Action Wellness Centre are here to help!

Understanding Headaches

Headaches have many causes or triggers. These may include stress,behaviors (dehydration, constipation, insomnia, blood sugar changes), and certain types of food, sounds, or lights. 95% of headaches are primary headaches of which there are 4 types; Migraine, Cluster, Tension,  or Cervicogenic.

Migraine vs Cluster Headaches

Migraine Headache

  • Recurrent pain in the head
  • Can occur with or without aura
    • Aura: Visual or olfactory symptoms
      • Flashes of light, vision loss, pins and needles
  • In 17% of females and 6% of males
  • More often in Type A personalities (high strung, perfectionist)

Migraine Causes

  • Stress
  • Hormonal changes
  • Blood sugar changes
  • Allergies
  • Coffee, tea, alcohol

Cluster Headache

  • Recurrent severe headaches followed by painless period
    • Excruciating, piercing headache
  • More likely in males and between 20-50 yrs old
  • Often a rare type of headache

Cluster Headache Causes

  • Stress
  • Bright lights
  • Allergies
  • Alcohol, Tobacco

Regardless of the cause, if you have a headache you want it to end! Look for our blog Treatment for Headaches – Kick Your Headache to the Curb for treatment options to help cure your headache.

Headache Treatments in East Vancouver

Come visit our East Vancouver Chiropractors at Backs in Action Wellness Centre today! We want to help you get rid of your headache and get back into action today!

Call 604-876-9977 or email to book an appointment for your headache treatment.