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While Eating On Sanibel Island, A Sunbather Asked Me, Dr. Tim Harcourt Of Coast Chiropractic "Could My Sinuses Be Causing My Headaches"?

Nov 13, 2021 -- Posted by : Dr.Harcourt

There are several types of headaches and what causes them can range from the mundane (too little sleep) to the dangerous (a brain tumor). Some of the most common types of head pain are tension-type headaches and migraines. If commercials on television are any indication, headaches caused by sinus problems also seem to be quite common.

A 2008 study (J Headache Pain 2008; Jan 25) tried to determine just how many common headaches are actually caused by a sinus problem, such as an infection (e.g. sinusitis). Sinus pain may also include other problems such as fever, cough, nasal discharge, and postnasal discharge. The researchers looked at 310 children who had long-term and recurring headaches and found that sinus problems were the root cause of headaches in only 1% of the children in the study. However, about 40% of the patients with migraines and 60% of the patients with tension-type headaches were misdiagnosed with “sinus headaches.” The researchers concluded that children with chronic and recurrent headaches are frequently misdiagnosed with sinus headaches and may receive unnecessary sinusitis treatment.

As with any health condition, it’s important to have an accurate diagnosis before proceeding with treatment. It’s also important to treat the cause of a problem rather than just its symptoms. By some estimates, 15-20% of headaches originate in the neck and many physicians overlook this area when a patient seeks treatment for headaches. There is also some scientific evidence that suggests patients with migraine and tension-type headaches can also benefit from chiropractic care aimed at restoring normal function to the neck.

So, if you are experiencing headaches and type in pain management near me, you may find Coast Chiropractic Centers with Dr. Timothy Harcourt, me, comes up. 

You may wonder, “Do I need an MRI scan of my brain or neck.” Also, if you feel arm pain it may indicate things are getting worse and may indicate a bulge on the disc or worse yet a herniated disc in your neck.  Some people have a feeling of their “head aching.”

What type of headache is it to include tension headaches, cluster headaches, migraine headaches, sinus headaches, or toxic headaches? 

Regardless of the type, it can leave you feeling exhausted fatigued, nauseous, and even depressed. Some get severe pain behind the eyes.  Persistent or worsening pain intensity and/or frequency necessitates a visit to see a professional. 

Call me, Dr. Tim Harcourt, at (239) 278-3344 and mention this article for an awesome discounted first visit to include history, exam, and adjustment or Class IV high-intensity laser treatment.

At Coast Chiropractic Centers we look forward to providing relief to those suffering from any type of headache.  Call me, Dr. Tim Harcourt, at (239) 278-3344 and mention this article for an awesome discounted first visit to include history, exam, and adjustment or Class IV high-intensity laser treatment.

If you are suffering from headaches that are affecting your quality of life and allowing you to enjoy Fort Myers Beach. Come see us at Coast Chiropractic Centers located on 7270 College Parkway. 

Don't let headaches stop you from enjoying the beautiful SWFL!  Dr. Dr. Tim Harcourt is here to give you the relief you need. 

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