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If you suffer from chronic headaches, you are not alone. Many individuals suffer from headaches, but fewer suffer from constant pain. A headache is considered chronic when it affects an individual for more than 15 days out of the month. There are various types and intensities affecting each individual in a slightly different way. Many normal activities that people take for granted affect those with chronic headaches. This may include, but is not limited to:
- Bright, fluorescent lights
- Computer screen use
- Loud, repetitive noises
- Different sitting positions
- Air pressure
- Sports and Activities
These are just a few instances that may set off an intense headache in individuals who are more susceptible to chronic headaches. At Moore Life Health Solutions, we are here to guide you through the pain and finally find relief. We want to help you get your life back and be able to enjoy those simple activities again, instead of despairing the next time you are invited out with friends and family.
Types of Chronic Headaches
The four primary types of chronic headaches are considered:
- Daily Persistent
- Hemicrania Continua
These range in various intensities and areas of the cranium that are affected. The following is a quick breakdown of the various types of chronic headaches. For an official diagnosis, please contact Moore Life Health Solutions.
Migraines tend to give off a dull, throbbing sensation on one side of the head. They can range in severity from moderate to severe. More severe migraines can leave a person debilitated due to nausea and the inability to withstand even low sounds and lights. Usually, migraines are intensified or brought on by physical activities or exercise, sleep deprivation, and/or caffeine.
Early symptoms of a migraine are called Aura. Some chronic migraines are preceded by vision impairment via blind spots, seeing zigzag formations, or blindness in one half of your vision.
Chronic Tension Headaches
Unlike migraines, tension headaches occur on both sides of the head, but they still cause the similar effects of light sensitivity and nausea. Instead of a pulsating pain, the pressure in the head feels tight, like your head is being squeezed.
Daily Persistent Headaches
As the name implies, this is a persistent headache also causing pain on both sides of the head with tightening pressure on the skull. A daily persistent headache can cause both mild and moderate pain; however, the nausea side effect is mild.
As with chronic migraines, hemicrania continua cause pain on only one side of the head. However, these are also similar to daily persistent headaches in the fact that they are continual. They also cause other physical symptoms on the affected side including: eye redness and tearing, a drooping eyelid, and nasal congestion.
If you suffer from any of these symptoms, you no longer have to suffer from chronic pain. Please give Dr. Moore a call at 210-525-9063 so that he can start forming a plan to help you regain freedom from chronic headaches!
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