If you are looking for migraine and headache differences, then you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to break down the various symptoms of migraines and headaches. One thing you will likely notice is that migraine symptoms can be many and varied. Then we will consider some natural remedies for migraines, one of which is bringing a great deal of hope to long-time migraineurs.
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The primary difference is that headaches are characterized primarily by head pain while migraines are a neurological condition that presents with a host of symptoms depending on the type of migraines a person gets. With that in mind, let's break down these two conditions separately.
The most common type of headache is a tension headache. This primarily consists of a mild to moderate ache the surrounds the entire head. As the name of the headache reveals, these headaches are related to tension in the neck and shoulders, and they are often triggered by stress.
There are, however, many other types of headaches called secondary headaches. These are headaches that have another medical condition as the underlying cause. Here are several examples:
Another thing to consider about headaches is that they can vary in severity and duration. A headache that is severe and lasts all day isn’t necessarily a migraine. And don’t dismiss a moderate headache that only lasts a few hours as not being a migraine. Let’s take a closer look at migraine symptoms.
Remember that migraines are a neurological condition, so any headache associated with a migraine is a secondary headache (as in the case of other headaches noted above). Plus, not all migraines have headache as a symptom (though about 85-90% do according to research). What are the primary symptoms of a migraine?
Other symptoms can include temporary vision loss in one eye, vertigo, irritability, mood swings, constipation, food cravings, and more.
If you are suffering from migraines, how can you find natural relief? Let’s take a look at some of the natural remedies people have tried with varying degrees of success. We’ll conclude with a specialized form of chiropractic that has been helping many people break free from this debilitating condition.
People will try just about anything to break away from migraines. Here are a few drug-free options:
To learn more about upper cervical chiropractic and the benefits it has provided for many migraine patients, contact a practitioner near you to schedule a no-obligation consultation. You may be a gentle adjustment away from fewer migraines and better overall health.
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