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What are Headaches?

According to Headache Network Canada, there are hundreds of different varieties of headache that can be grouped into as few as 13 different subgroups, which include commonly known headache disorders such as migraine, tension headache, cluster headache, and so on.

Symptoms of Headaches:

Each primary and secondary headache disorder is diagnosed according to the symptoms presented and a physical examination by your healthcare provider. The symptoms can vary wildly and include pain, nausea, light sensitivity, and aura, but almost all symptoms interfere with one’s ability to participate fully in work or life activities.

Who’s at Risk for Headaches?

The exact cause of headaches is not known, however, evidence suggests that genetics appears to be a factor in developing headache disorders. Injuries to the head and neck, vascular and non-vascular intracranial conditions can also cause headache disorders.


It is still largely unknown why many headaches happen; however over time, some patients may come to learn their triggers and can take steps to avoid them.

Treatment Options:

Chronic, recurring headache disorders should be diagnosed by a doctor, who can recommend medication and treatment options that would be suitable for you. Ask Dr. Strong to discuss the chiropractic and acupuncture therapies that could be suitable for your type of headache disorder.