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Whether they are a daily, chronic problem or simply a sporadic annoyance, headaches are not something anyone wants to deal with. Pressure, sharp or dull pain, a throbbing sensation, even nausea or blurred vision are just a few of the symptoms that affect almost everyone at one point or another, whether from a common tension headache, or a severe migraine. At Advanced Health and Wellness Center, we feel your pain, and we can help stop it.

Tension Headaches

Up to 80% of all adults will experience tension, or “stress”, headaches at some point in their lives, and women are even more likely to be affected than men. These types of headaches typically involve some degree of pain on one or both sides of the head, face, or neck, and can last anywhere from a few minutes to days. Not only can these headaches be extremely painful, they also distract from your daily life, keeping you from being the best version of yourself.

Unfortunately, the direct causes of this type of headache are unknown, but certain factors seem to play a role. Missing sleep or meals, an outdated vision prescription, or bad posture are a few things thought to contribute. While tension headaches are generally treated with an over the counter, anti-inflammatory medication, such quick fixes are usually only temporarily effective, and do not necessarily put an end to the problem. At Advance Health and Wellness Center, we can narrow down what may be causing your unique headaches, and come up with a targeted plan of treatment that is right for you.

Migraine Headaches

If you have ever had a migraine, you know how debilitating they can be. Sensitivity to light and sound, overwhelming nausea, and even fainting can leave you feeling helpless as well as in terrible pain. These extreme headaches can last for days, and generally cause a complete inability to function, which is not something anyone has time for in today’s fast-paced and demanding society. Whether you are missing an important business meeting, Little League baseball practice, that Preds game you’ve been waiting for, or a night out with friends at the Ryman, having a migraine will put your entire life on hold.

Much like tension headaches, the exact causes of migraines are not entirely understood. It is thought that genetics or environmental factors, such as hormonal changes, certain types of foods or additives, highly caffeinated or alcoholic beverages, even a medication taken to regulate a different issue, can play a role. One or more of these could ultimately cause the chemical imbalances in the brain that lead to migraine pain. Whatever the specific trigger unique to you, at Advance Health and Wellness Center, we can zero in on the cause, develop a treatment plan, and help you be migraine free, so you won’t miss another Music City beat.

Don’t let chronic or passing headache pain decrease your quality of life for one more moment. Call Advance Health and Wellness Center today to schedule your free consultation, and get back to living…Pain free!