Cluster headaches are named for the fact that they occur in cycles.
This is perhaps the most severe type of headache and may even wake a sleeping person due to how severe the pain is.
The Chiropractors at AICA College Park treat many patients with cluster headaches and can help you, too!
A cluster period may last for several weeks or even months before giving the sufferer temporary relief during a remission period.
As is common with other severe types of headaches, cluster headaches affect women far more than men.
The pain has been likened to a stabbing or burning pain that generally affects one side of the face and may extend from the temple all the way down to the neck.
Other symptoms may include blocked nasal passages and a droopy, watering eye on the painful side of the face.
Medical researchers are still unsure, but one thing they have determined is that histamine (an allergic response) is suddenly released during an attack as well as serotonin, which has an effect on nerve function.
Headaches are frequently related to a misalignment of the C1 or C2 vertebrae.
This is because such a misalignment can create stress on the brainstem.
This, in turn, can affect communication between the body and brain.
Even blood and cerebrospinal fluid flow to the brain can be hindered. Headaches are just one possible indicator of such an occurrence.
The idea is that removing the misalignment that is causing brain signal issues may be able to correct the sudden release of various chemicals for no beneficial reason.
As a direct result, Chiropractic care is able to effectively relieve cluster headaches.
If you are seeking a natural alternative to prescription medication for your headaches, upper cervical Chiropractic care may be just what you have been searching for.
To schedule a consultation with AICA College Park call (404) 592-0319.