Is It a Headache or a Migraine?

Migraine, Migraines, Headache, Headaches, Head Pain, Migraine Headaches, Migraine Relief, Headache Relief, Tension Headache, Tension Headaches, Migraine Headaches, Migraine Headaches ReliefThere is a definite difference between migraine headaches and other headache types. Here is a list of symptoms that define a migraine headache versus a non-migraine headache:

  • Migraines are chronic and occur more often that other headache types.
  • Migraines are linked to anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and other psychological conditions.
  • Migraine symptoms can be triggered up to 24 hours before the onset. Other headache types usually begin shortly after a triggering event occurs
  • Migraines can last a few hours or up to 72 hours. Other types of head pain last no longer than a few hours.
  • Migraines are a neurological disorder, while other headaches happen due to outside factors.
  • Migraines are so severe that most people cannot continue with their daily routine. With other head pain, the majority of people are able to function normally.
  • Before, during, or after a migraine such symptoms as nausea, vomiting, vertigo, and sensitivity to light and sound may occur.

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Where to Find Relief for Headaches

No matter what kind of a head pain a person is experiencing, patients all have one thing in common—wanting relief, and wanting it fast. Often medication is taken to alleviate symptoms.

While this may work on a temporary basis, it is important to understand that unless the underlying cause of a head pain is addressed and corrected, it will continue to return.

A link has been seen between a misalignment in the upper neck and various kinds of head pain. This is due to the fact that the brainstem lies in this general area.

Therefore, a misalignment of the top two bones of the neck can put undue pressure on the brainstem causing it no longer to work properly.

The brainstem has the vital job of relaying messages to and from the brain and body. If these messages are hindered, it can affect blood flow, nerve function, and how the central nervous system is working. This leads to headaches and other serious health conditions. Once corrected through a gentle, precise method, people often see their head pain lessen in degree or even go away entirely.

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