About Headaches

Neck pain causing headaches

Neck pain causing headaches

Many of us suffer from headaches, which can be very disruptive to our lifestyles. There are many different types of headaches, but they all have one thing in common – pain and discomfort.

Headaches are head pain that most commonly originates from irritation of the neck joints and/or muscles. This pain may be aggravated by certain activities or movements, may be located on one or both sides of the skull, and can be felt in the forehead, temples, behind your eyes, along the back of your skull, or wrap around your head like a band. Other unpleasant symptoms you may experience with a headache include nausea, vomiting, or extreme sensitivity to noise or light.

Common Types of Headaches

Tension Headaches

Headaches originating from tight, irritated muscles in the neck. This is the most common type of headache for adults and adolescents. They can be chronic in nature, typically coming and going over months or years.

Common Symptoms of Tension Headaches:

  • Constant mild to moderate pain, pressure or throbbing
  • Band-like pain affecting the front, top and/or back of the head
  • Pain comes on gradually, most prominent in the middle or end of the day
  • Can last from 30 minutes to several days
  • May be triggered by emotional stress
  • May have mild sensitivity to light or noise
  • May have headache upon waking
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Irritability

Migraine Headaches

The exact cause of migraines is actually not well known, but they are believed to be related to changes in the brain, as well as genetics. People with migraines tend to be very sensitive to fatigue, the weather, loud noises, bright lights, or allergens. Other factors that trigger migraines include: emotional stress, sensitivity to chemicals or preservatives in food, caffeine, menstrual cycle, changes in normal sleep pattern, or skipping meals.

Common Symptoms of Migraine Headaches:

  • Moderate to severe pain; can shift from one side to the other or affect the whole head
  • Possible aura, which are visions or smell sensations that present right before the migraine
  • Nausea, vomiting, or dizziness
  • Feeling hot or cold
  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue

Cluster Headaches

Intense pain on one side of the head, located behind the eye.

Sinus Headaches

Pressure-type pain in the forehead above the eyes, cheekbones or over the bridge of the nose caused by increased pressure in the sinuses due to inflammation.
Headache Treatments

Mild headaches can often be treated with at home remedies such as herbal supplements or oils. However, the most common method of treatment for moderate-severe headaches is to use painkillers such as Tylenol, or prescription medication if the pain worsens. Although painkillers may temporarily mask the pain, they do not address the cause of the pain.

Unlike painkillers, Cold Laser Therapy aims to fix the cause of constant headaches. Cold Laser Therapy headache treatments are typically applied to the neck. This is because trauma to tissues in the neck area is often what causes the headache. By resolving the source of the pain, Cold Laser Therapy results in long lasting, permanent relief of headaches. In addition, there are no negative side effects and the treatment is completely safe.

Cold Laser Therapy: Headache Treatment

Cold Laser Therapy can help to alleviate headaches caused from discomfort in the neck by treating the surrounding joints and tissues.

Cold Laser Therapy: Headache Treatment: Step 1 Red Light Pad

Cold Laser Therapy: Headache Treatment: Step 1 Red Light Pad

Cold Laser Therapy: Headache Treatment: Step 2 Infrared Light Pad

Cold Laser Therapy: Headache Treatment: Step 2 Infrared Light Pad

Cold Laser Therapy: Headache Treatment: Step 3 Infrared Wand

Cold Laser Therapy: Headache Treatment: Step 3 Infrared Wand

Regenerates Muscle Tissue:
Transfers light energy to the affected cells of muscle, regenerating and strengthening damaged muscle tissue to prevent future injury.

Decreases Inflammation:
Speeds up the body's natural inflammation phase and induces the repair phase of healing.

Removes Internal Scar Tissue:
Inhibits and removes Internal Scar Tissue that naturally forms from injury or repetitive strain, causing discomfort and a delay in healing.

Nerve Regeneration:
Helps damaged nerves to recover by growing the neural network and repairing vital insulation around the nerve.

Stimulates Blood Flow:
Increases the delivery of oxygen and nutrients required for healing of the affected cells.

Visit our Cold Laser Therapy page to learn more about how the treatment works.