ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Headaches are extremely common. Almost everyone has experienced a severeheadache at least once in his or her lifetime. In most cases, headaches are minor nuisances that resolve within a short time. However, a headache can on rare occasions be the warning sign of a potentially serious disorder that requires immediate medical
Potentially serious disorders that can produce headache pain include brain tumors, stroke (particularly stroke related to brain hemorrhage or an arterial tear in the neck) and inflammation of the temporal arteries. There are often subtle signs that accompany headaches associated with these conditions that can help people recognize that something more serious is causing their pain.
The American Chiropractic Association suggests people be aware of the signs that a headache is more than just a headache. If you experience any of the following symptoms with your headache, seek immediate medical attention:
"Many people find relief from their headache pain through natural, drug-free chiropractic care," says Dr. Donald R. Murphy of Pawtucket, R.I., a doctor of chiropractic with postgraduate training in neurology. "But in cases where a more serious condition is the root of the pain, it's vital to identify the warning signs early and to seek immediate medical attention."
ACA, based in Arlington, Va., is the largest chiropractic organization in the United States. ACA promotes the highest standards of ethics and patient care, contributing to the health and well-being of millions of chiropractic patients.
SOURCE American Chiropractic Association
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