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Posted on 01-08-2016

For some people,headache relief simply means popping a painkiller. For others, relief is harder to come by. If you get headaches regularly and are searching for a cure, knowing the kind of headaches you get could be useful. There are more than 150 headache categories, but it's likely that you fall under one of the three most common types.

Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are the most common. These are produced by muscle tension that causes a range of mild to moderate pain over several hours. Painkillers usually work for tension headaches.


Migraines are more painful. On average, they last anywhere from three hours to four days and lead to symptoms such as nausea and light sensitivity.

Cluster Headaches

Cluster headaches are less common than migraines but more painful, and they are often felt behind the eye. These headaches attack in "clusters," meaning the headache will leave and return over a period of days.

If you experience any kind of headache on a chronic basis and are searching for relief, consider getting chiropractic treatment. Headaches often result from tensions in the back and the neck, which often results from stress. Headaches produce more stress, and so the cycle continues.

The body is all connected; relief from head pain can be as simple as adjusting the mechanics of your back. In the meantime, take note of any foods or situations that trigger a headache and learn to avoid what isn't good for you.

Here at Lexington Family Chiropractic, we want to help you be your best self. Contact us today to make an appointment.

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