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 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
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
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 can help to alleviate headaches caused from discomfort in the neck by treating the surrounding joints and tissues.Regenerates Muscle Tissue:
Transfers light energy to the affected cells of muscle, regenerating and strengthening damaged muscle tissue to prevent future injury.
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.
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.