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Although the International Headache Society lists 129 different types of headaches, the general categories are Tension, Cluster and Migraine with associate pain being described as sharp, stabbing, dull, throbbing and vice-like. Migraine with or without aura is the most common form of acute recurrent headache in children.

Different types of physical, chemical and emotional stress— including fatigue, worry, noise, fluorescent lights, travel, improper sleep, smoke and food additives such as MSG and nitrates, often trigger headaches.

Although these things may trigger a headache, the actual cause of the headache is often a series of traumatic or repetitive micro-traumatic events—including motor vehicle accidents, contact sports, postural habits, whiplash and occupational tasks. Headaches and other symptoms may take weeks, months and even years to manifest.

It’s estimated that 25% of the population has a headache right at this moment. Headaches have many causes. Some of which are benign others not so benign. Because of this, it is crucial to get a thorough workup. Once all the examination and diagnostic findings are correlated the appropriate treatment can begin or a referral is made.

A frequently overlooked cause of many types of headaches is structural. Structural problems are due to misaligned spinal bones (subluxations) in the neck and upper back. When the vertebrae in the spine, lose their normal position (become subluxated) this sets in motion a variety of events that ultimately leads nerve irritation, changes in blood flow, muscle spasm and PAIN! If you live in the greater Cincinnati area and are suffering with headaches and are tired of the pain, call me.

Call today… 513-791-8110

Yours in Health, Naturally!

Dr. Gould