Dennis C. Stephens, RMT, NMT, CST, LDT, VMT
Advanced Therapy Center

800 Bering, Ste 227
Houston TX 77057
713-789-0080

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Types of Headaches The most common types of headaches usually are not serious but quite painful as they can occur frequently:

Tension Headaches are the most common type of headache and are often caused by stress and emotional strain. Most adults have tension headaches from time to time.

Cluster Headaches involves a stabbing pain on one side of the head — are relatively rare, affecting less than 1 percent of people. Eighty-five percent of those affected by cluster headaches are men. Cluster headaches are much less common than migraines, but the pain is considerably worse.

Migraine Headaches More than 28 million Americans — three times more women than men — suffer from migraine, a type of headache that's often severe. Although any head pain can be miserable, migraines are often disabling. In about 15 percent of cases, these painful headaches are preceded by a sensory warning sign (aura), such as flashes of light, blind spots or tingling in your arm or leg. Migraines are also often accompanied by other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine pain can be excruciating and may incapacitate you for hours or even days.

Location of Headaches Different types of headaches cause different types of pain. The pain of tension-type headaches is usually a dull, squeezing pain that may involve the forehead, scalp, back of the neck and both sides of the head. The majority of migraine headaches occur on one side of the head, but 40 percent of migraine sufferers feel pain on both sides of the head. Cluster headaches usually occur on one side of the head, and some describe the pain as a stabbing sensation in the eye.

Results and Expectations from Advanced Massage Therapy Center: Headaches and migraines are the result of muscular pain referrals and vertebrae not in alignment with the cranium. With the initial therapy, trigger points will be released and the cranium will be released which aligns the neck. Relief is very common on 1st visit. However, maintenance therapy should be continued to minimize high pain incidents. See the Avanced Massage Therapy Center Therapy Session. Recommended therapy: CranioSacral, and Neuromuscular.