MIGRAINE HEADACHES

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HEADACHE AND A MIGRAINE?

Headaches are often classified as sinus headaches, tension headaches, or migraines. Symptoms of the above headaches include:

Migraine Headaches

  • Headaches are often classified as sinus headaches, tension headaches, or migraines. Symptoms of the above headaches include:Migraine Headache
  • Sinus headaches– caused by inflammation of the sinuses, can cause a dull, deep, throbbing pain in the front of your head and face.
  • Tension headaches– the most common form of headache, can cause a dull, aching pain, with a sensation of tightness across your forehead or on the sides and back of your head. Tension headaches may also cause tenderness in your head, neck, and shoulders.
  • Migraine– migraines differ from sinus and tension headaches in symptomatic intensity. Migraine attacks can cause significant pain and can be so severe that the pain is disabling. Migraine attacks can last for hours or days. Symptoms of migraines include:
  • – Severe throbbing pain in the head
  • – Pulsing sensation in one or both sides of the head
  • – Nausea
  • – Vomiting
  • – Extreme sensitivity to light and sound
Migraine Headaches

WHAT CAUSES HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES?

There are various triggers thought to initiate migraine headaches.  These triggers include:

  • Smoking
  • Foods such as chocolate, cheese, nuts, and alcohol
  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • Hunger
  • Change in sleeping patterns
  • Emotional or physical stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Contraceptives
  • Menstrual cycle
  • Epilepsy
  • High cholesterol
  • Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Essential tremors
  • Cerebral amyloid angiopathy
  • Stroke

WITH PROPER TREATMENT MANY HEADACHE AND MIGRAINE SUFFERERS FIND RELIEF. IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING HEADACHES OR MIGRAINES, CONTACT KENTUCKY NEUROLOGY AND REHAB TO SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION.

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Migraine Headaches
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