Headaches & Migraines – What’s The Difference?
Millions currently suffer from painful headaches and migraines in the US. While the latest advancements in neuromuscular dentistry and sports medicine can provide lasting relief for both conditions and various types of each, headaches and migraines are NOT really the same.
Headaches and migraines are not only different conditions, but each sufferer has entirely unique pain manifestations. Indeed, the discomforts associated with headaches are often very different than the kinds you would experience if you had migraines.
HEADACHE & MIGRAINE SYMPTOMS
If we are to pursue a correct diagnosis, it is very important to understand some of the symptomatic differences. For a better understanding of some of the most common differences between headaches and migraines, let’s look at some common symptoms:
Pain Level – Most would agree, in general, that migraines tend to be more painful and intense than headaches, tension headaches, sinus headaches, or otherwise.
Location of Pain – Migraine sufferers frequently report pain symptoms that are situated to one side of the head and not both.
Pulsing or Throbbing – Headaches are frequently characterized by either throbbing or pulsating pain manifestations, while migraines are usually not characterized by these symptoms.
Nausea / Vomiting – The presence of nausea and vomiting usually indicates a migraine condition.
Aural Anomalies – Migraines often include visible anomalies such as auras. Perceptible anomalies might include such things as a flickering of lights, seeing light spots, haziness, or experiencing a kaleidoscopic effect while looking at light sources.
Not every migraine sufferer experiences aural anomalies, but their presence is a strong indicator of a complex migraine condition. Sufferers frequently see auras just before the onset of a migraine episode.
A Shift in Mood – Mood swings or having a feelings of depression have been known to manifest just prior to the onset of migraine.
Light/Sound Sensitivity – If you feel pain accompanied by a strong desire to reduce the intensity of light and/or noise in your immediate environment, know that that this is a common symptom associated with the onset of migraine.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUFFER WITH HEADACHES OR MIGRAINES
The best thing you can do if you suffer with frequent or painful migraine episodes is get a comprehensive diagnosis from a specialist familiar with neuromuscular forces and their rehabilitation. This means seeing a trained Neuromuscular Dentist. Few care providers know more about the neuromuscular forces in the head, neck, jaw, and facial areas and how they can be manipulated to mitigate serious pain conditions than a neuromuscular dentist.
ABOUT DR. MORGAN AND THE TYLER HEADACHE CENTER
Dr. Morgan at The Tyler Headache Center is a trained neuromuscular dentist who serves patients in Eastern Texas. He uses the latest breakthroughs in neuromuscular dentistry to treat migraine ABND headache pain to achieve long-term results. Call the office today for an appointment and get properly diagnosed and treated now: (903) 825-1112