Headache is pain of any sort in or around the head.
There are several different types of headache. The main types are:
These are also called stress headaches or muscular headaches. These tend to be mild to moderate headaches that can last minutes or days and tends to recur. The pain is fairly constant and felt in both sides of the head and neck as a pressure or tension.
There are two types of migraine, classical and common:
Some people experience migraine attacks frequently, up to several times a week. Other people only experience a migraine occasionally and it is possible for years to pass between migraine attacks.
These types of headaches are usually quite short in duration – normally less than an hour, and are usually one-sided across the temple or around the eye and occurring once or more a day, and often disrupting sleep.
These headaches recur for several weeks then subside, although another cluster may develop months later.
These may be of any of the above types, and occur for at least 15 days a month for at least three months.
Headaches are generally divided into either primary (not related to another disorder) or secondary (caused by other things such as head injuries, high blood pressure or a brain tumour). With secondary headaches, it is imperative to treat the underlying cause as this may prove fatal.
During your session you will be shown how to use the treatment methods of your choice to help relieve and manage your pain better. You will leave with a plan of action that you can put into practice straight away.