Headaches / Migraines in Denver, CO.

Having a headache once in a while usually isn’t a cause for concern, as headaches are relatively common. Often, rest and over-the-counter pain medications are enough to relieve a headache, but when they occur frequently, they may be indicative of a more serious health condition.

Causes of Headaches and Migraines

Headaches and migraines can stem from a number of causes, but they are generally the result of some form of stimuli triggering pain responses in the head and face. When a headache or migraine occurs, the nerves, muscles, and blood vessels are affected and the pain that occurs can range from moderate to crippling.

Common headache triggers include:

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Head injuries

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Sinus pressure

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High blood pressure

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Stress

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Certain medications

Though the exact cause of migraines can be complicated, common migraine triggers include:

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Physical exertion

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Flashing lights and fast head / neck movements

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Alcohol consumption

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Certain medications

Common headache triggers include:

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Head injuries

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Sinus pressure

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High blood pressure

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Stress

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Certain medications

Though the exact cause of migraines can be complicated, common migraine triggers include:

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Physical exertion

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Flashing lights and fast head / neck movements

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Alcohol consumption

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Certain medications

Types of Headaches and Migraines

There are several types of headaches a person may experience, and each type presents with a unique set of symptoms. While there are more than 150 types of headaches and migraines, the most common types include:
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Sinus

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Cluster

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Tension

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New daily persistent

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Medication-induced

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Sinus

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Cluster

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Tension

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New daily persistent

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Medication-induced

As for migraines, their classifications fall into two main categories: migraine with aura and migraine without aura. However, additional migraine types include:
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Vestibular

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Silent

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Hemiplegic

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Ophthalmic

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Vestibular

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Silent

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Hemiplegic

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Ophthalmic

Should I Be Concerned?

An occasional headache or very infrequent migraine is typically not indicative of a serious health risk. However, if you’re experiencing moderate headaches more than twice a week or migraines more than twice a month, you may want to consider medical intervention.

Chronic headaches, especially when an individual wakes up with a headache, may indicate that the pain is stemming from an untreated health condition. Much of the time, health conditions that lead to chronic headaches and migraines are treatable, so it’s a good idea to seek professional care.

Headache Remedies

There are numerous at-home headache remedies a person can use when pain in the head and face develops. OTC pain medication, massage, warm/cold compresses, rest, and adequate hydration are all effective relief options.

However, if these remedies are ineffective, or the headaches return within a day or so, it might be time to see a doctor.

Peak Vitality is experienced in evaluating a wide array of health conditions that can contribute to the frequency and severity of headaches and migraines. In addition, we provide safe, effective holistic treatment options that help our patients enjoy a more pain-free life. Give us a call at 720-504-8007 or schedule a pain evaluation online.

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Flexible and same-day appointments.

Or call us at 720-504-8007