What Is A Primary Headache?
A primary headache is triggered by the pain-sensitive structures present in the head, specifically the dura mater (tissues that cover the brain). The brain itself is insensitive to pain. Dura mater is the covering of the brain, and it has pain-sensing nerves. Pain or headaches felt when the dura is stressed, malfunctioning, or overactive.
In most cases, primary headaches are not a result of underlying conditions. It is the chemical activity going through the brain, the blood vessels or nerves surrounding the skull, or head and neck muscles that result in these types of headaches. It can also have a hereditary aspect since individuals carry genes that make them more predisposed to a primary headache.
The most common types of primary headaches are tension headaches, exertion headaches, cough headaches, cluster headaches, migraine headaches, and chronic daily headaches. If you have headaches and migraines, opt for headache treatment from our corrective chiropractic with physiotherapy combined.
While primary headaches are usually a result of a condition in the brain, there are triggers. Triggers that cause them include stress, low blood sugar because of skipping meals, alcohol, losing sleep or changes in your sleep patterns, and certain foods and spices.