Types Of Headaches
There are 3 main headache types, all of which have unique treatment methods. These types are migraine, tension, and cervicogenic. The key to creating long-term relief is to first determine which type of headache you are suffering from.
Migraine: This is usually the most severe type, and can include nausea and vomiting, along with sensitivity to light and sound. It usually occurs on one side of the head, and can present with or without aura.
Tension: This is the most common headache type. It usually occurs in the front and on both sides of the head, with a “pressure” or “squeezing” feeling. It can be aggrivated by stress or tension.
Cervicogenic: Simply put, this is a headache that originates from your neck. It occurs on one side of head and neck and is aggravated by sustained postures and specific neck movements. Often times you will experience neck pain and stiffness along with the headache.
At Onward Bellingham, we specialize in providing relief to those dealing with chronic headaches and would love the opportunity to help those wanting to regain their freedom of movement without surgeries, injections, or wasting time with ineffective treatments.
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See what these patients had to say about their experience with Onward Bellingham…
“Heather is absolutely phenomenal at what he does. She is very passionate and caring for her clients, which was apparent the moment I met her during my first session. She took the time to answer my questions and educate me during my recovery process as well. Not only did Heather work on my shoulder, neck, and arm in the sessions, but she would walk me through exercises to help alleviate the pain and bring mobility back. Each time she would send me home with some easy exercises for in-between sessions, which helped tremendously as well.”
– Amy S.
“Heather is very thorough and knowledgeable. She takes his time and never rushed through a visit. She tries different exercises to see what you respond to best. Heather is easy to take instruction from and is a pleasant person in general. She helped improve my symptoms and range of motion, even after one visit. She also gave me exercises that I can do at home if my symptoms flare up.”
– Elyse F.
“I met Heather almost one year ago. As I drove to the clinic, I was preparing myself for the usual string of ice packs, foam wedges and traction devices. I felt I knew the drill, but I had to continue to try something.
Heather greeted me with a firm handshake and a welcoming smile. It was an introduction to what I would come to know as a truly positive attitude that opened my eyes to what an extraordinarily skilled therapist could do. More than that, Heather’s literal hands-on technique eased my pain almost 100 percent within the first few visits. As important, she gave me the tools, through exercises and movement, to help myself.
I am not overstating it a bit to say that the treatment I received was life-changing and I am thankful every day.”
– Robert A.
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