Headaches come in many varieties, and nearly everyone experiences this type of pain at some point in their lives. The common symptom of all headaches is of course characterized by pain. Different types of headaches cause pain in different regions of the head and have unique pain sensations. Some portion of people experiencing headaches can be characterized as migraines. Migraines often feature symptoms such as nausea, vomiting or sensitivity to lights.
The physical causes of this condition are extremely numerous, but some of them are:
- Muscular tightness and trigger points
- Cervical spine dysfunction
- Poor posture
- Diet & exercise habits
- Hormonal imbalance
Since there are so many different types of headaches, as well as causes and symptoms, it is important to get a proper diagnosis so that you can better treat the cause. An assessment of your lifestyle habits is an effective way to diagnose common contributing factors that may be causing your headaches. For example, addressing your sleeping habits, making sure you get the proper amount of sleep and making sure you are getting restful sleep.
A proper, healthy, balanced diet that is free of any substances that you may have sensitivity to or may be a trigger for headaches is important for managing this condition as well.
Posture and body habitus can be huge contributing factors and may be some of the simplest to diagnose and manage.