Headaches are so common that a Google search will produce over 63 million results. There are many different types, sinus headaches, cervicogenic headaches, migraines and stress headaches.
According to the world health organisation it is estimated that 50% of adults have had at least 1 headache in the last 12 months. It is also the world’s 3rd leading cause of years lived with disability.
Depending on the severity of the headache it can sometimes affect your ability to carry out daily activities and even affect your mental state.
Is the pain in your head a headache or a migraine?

  • Headache:

They can vary greatly in their duration, cause and severity.
Generally Headaches will last a few hours and sometimes overnight. For example a hangover headache may last a few hours in the morning and
headaches associated with an illness will improve when the illness is over.
What are the symptoms of a Tension headache?

  • Headache symptoms relating to neck movement
  • Pain when pressure is applied to structures in the neck and base of the skull
  • Restricted neck range of movement worsening headache

Many things can cause tension headaches such as;

  • Posture
  • Stress
  • Tight neck muscles
  • Neck trauma


  • Migraines: 

Generally speaking, migraine ‘attacks’ are experiences as a headache of at least moderate severity usually on one side of the head and occurring with other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and noise (this may not always be the case).
For further information on chiropractic and if it can help you or your colleagues please call Health on Hand Mansfield, 15 St John Street, Mansfield, on:
01623 635333 or visit www.healthonhand.co.uk
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