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Headaches are a broad term to describe pain in any region of the head. In some cases, the pain can be debilitating and may cause nausea or vomiting.

Headache Facts

The term headache is a broad term that describes pain in any region of the head. There are over ten types of headaches with one of the most well known being migraines. If you suffer from headaches then your lifestyle, genetics, or environmental factors may be at play.

  • There are over ten types of common headaches including migraines, tension headaches, cluster headaches, sinus headaches (caused by allergies or infection), caffeine headaches, hypertension headaches, post-trauma headaches (concussion), or exertion headaches.
  • Headaches can occur suddenly or be the result of stain or intense exercise and can be acute or chronic and ongoing.
  • Hormone changes from pregnancy or menopause can cause headaches in women.
  • The way you sit (poor posture) and sleep (poor neck support and tension) can cause headaches.
  • Diet and lifestyle are also a large contributing factor to headaches.

Headache Types & Symptoms

According to the Headache Society, nearly half of all adult Canadians experience headaches with migraines being the most prevalent type. Headaches can be classified into two main types with different symptoms accompanying each type. Types of headaches include:

  1.  Primary Headaches (the headache is the primary issue)
  2. Secondary Headaches (a headache as a result of another underlying issue or trauma)

Headache symptoms and locations vary depending on the root cause. In general, symptoms can include:

  • Pain in your head and/or neck
  • Pain that is dull, sharp, throbbing, mild, or intense.
  • A feeling of nausea or vomiting that accompanies head pain
  • Vision problems as a result of a migraine
  • A vice or tension like feeling around your head
  • Cause, duration, and intensity can vary depending on the type of headache you are experiencing.

Headache Treatments

Denise Semple & Associates in Burlington offers a multitude of successful treatments for headaches. Our registered therapists and naturopathic doctors have extensive training and education to help you relieve headache symptoms and prevent future occurrences. After a thorough assessment, we can help determine the type of headaches you suffer from and create an individualized treatment plan. Our team of practitioners work together to help you feel better today. Some treatments include but are not limited to:

  • Acupuncture
  • Naturopathic Medicine (for alternative pain management options & lifestyle factors)
  • Massage Therapy (to release trigger points and ease tense neck muscles)
  • Osteopathy (cranial sacral therapy)
  • Physiotherapy (light controlled exercise is proven to help with headaches)
  • Women’s Health for support during pregnancy and hormonal changes

Don’t let Headaches Ruin your Life. Get Relief Today!

Don’t let headaches stop you from enjoying your life. With some simple education, alternative holistic therapy, and lifestyle changes you can feel like yourself again. For same-day appointments contact our office at 905-639-7113 or book now online with one of our Registered Therapists. Physiotherapy, Manual Osteopathy, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture and/or Naturopathic Medicine Doctors.