Dr. Michael Corey, D.C., B.C.I.M.
2552 Walnut Avenue, Suite 145, Tustin, CA 92780
714-730-5833 Phone 714-730-5083 Fax
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What causes headaches?
Headaches occur for a reason. A headache is your body's way of signaling you that something is not right. Some of the milder headaches are the result of excess smoking, drinking or eating. Others may be the indirect symptom of eye strain, improper diet, hunger, poor lighting, excessive noise, constipation, foul air, daily pressures or infection, just to name a few. In rare cases, headaches can be attributed to organic conditions such as brain tumors or diabetes.Dr. Corey will provide a through examination to determine the cause.
Dr. Corey can recognize the warning sign that pain may also be attributed to muscle tension and irritation of the nerves and blood vessels in the neck. The seven cervical vertebrae can become misaligned from excessive physical and emotional stress. This misalignment or subluxation can irritate the nerve roots in the neck and may even cause minor constriction in some vessels which supply blood to the brain. When this happens, a headache can strike. And if not cared for, more serious symptoms may develop.
A migraine headache (or migraine syndrome as it is often called) can be totally debilitating and dramatically affect the patient’s daily routine during the course of the attack. Along with considerable localized pain, symptoms include dizziness, visual problems, nausea, vomiting, redness and swelling. Some of these symptoms are recognized as indicators as they may appear before the actual pain of the migraine begins. Migraine pain is experienced most often in the temples, but can be found anywhere on the head, neck and face. Attacks can last a few hours or a few days.
Most medical professionals classify migraines as either classical or common, with the classical migraine being a headache that follows an event such as numbness or tingling, the appearance of an aura of flashes of light or for many, or a noticeable halo effect around the head. Common migraines (which are three times more common that classic migraines) differ in that no aura is experienced, but they can be just as troublesome. Unfortunately, migraines are quite common with nearly 30 million Americans reporting they experience some form of migraine headache.
Closely related to the common or classic migraine, the cluster headache is recognizable when the pain comes on abruptly, high in the nostrils and spreads to the area around the eyes (most often on one side or the other). Many patients report considerable pain in the forehead and surrounding area. Cluster headaches are still a bit of a mystery as they often subside as quickly as they begin. They can occur several times a day with episodes lasting days or weeks.
The Latest Research For Treating Migraines and Headaches
In the case of migraines, research has revealed a mechanism called cortical spreading depression, or CSD. Many believe that a sudden increase of activity in the back of the brain (in the occipital lobes),spreads over the entire area. And pain follows due to these changes of activity, causing an increased level of inflammation.