Not familiar with cluster migraine headaches? Here are a few helpful facts you should know:
What it feels like
The condition is different from your average headaches by their level of pain and frequency. While these only last for a few minutes, the pain is intense and happens every day for weeks or months. In some cases, it can last for as long as an hour and can happen every day for far longer than a year. Also, attacks can happen multiple times a day, from 8 times to more.
When it happens
If you suffer from short and painful headaches, note down the times you usually get them. If you experience these headaches at typically the same time every year, like spring or fall, then you might be suffering from cluster headaches instead of seasonal allergies, says WebMD.
How common it is
This is a primary headache disorder that affects only about .1 to .4 percent of the adult population. Not a lot of people know about cluster headache migraines so it’s easy to lump it together with regular migraines. It usually happens to men more than women, in adults aged 20 years old to 40 years old.
How to test for it
There’s no single blood test or imaging test that can determine if you have cluster migraine headaches or not. You’ll need to consult with a doctor to find out if you have this disorder or not.
How to treat it
These require the headache therapies and preventive treatments. Chiropractic treatments also help ease and manage pain levels.
How to get help
Consult a chiropractor for help and treatment. Don’t put it off, thinking it’s just an ordinary migraine that will go away. The sooner you seek out treatment, the sooner you can enjoy relief from the pain and discomfort.