Differences Between a Regular Headache and Migraine

Headache, Migraine, Chronic PainSo, you experience headaches, but you’re not sure whether the pain you experience is a migraine or just a really bad headache. Well, there are some factors that separate a regular headache from a migraine. Knowing them will help you understand the best course of action to take in order to seek a cure for your pain. Here is a list of factors that separate a Migraine from a normal headache.

Migraine Symptoms

  • They may be a neurological disorder, whereas regular headaches are due to an outside factor.
  • They are chronic and often times occur more frequently than regular headaches.
  • Various conditions, such as Nausea and vomiting, are symptomatic of migraines (Symptoms may occur before or during the migraine).
  • They are thought to be caused by environmental, dietary, or genetic factors.
  • They are associated with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and other psychological disorders.
  • They may be caused by triggers that occur up to 24 hours before the headache. All headaches are triggered by something, but a regular headache occurs at the time of the trigger or a short time after the trigger.
  • They can be debilitating and render a person in such severe pain that they are incapable of functioning normally, whereas a person can usually continue to function normally with a regular type of headache.
  • They may occur for anywhere from a few hours to as long as 72 hours, whereas a normal headache most likely will last no longer than several hours.


Good News for Migraine and Headache Sufferers


Whether you suffer from Migraines or just really bad headaches, you don’t need to suffer any longer. Medication may alleviate the symptoms for a period of time, but they won’t cure the problem. Sometimes, headache medication may even cause your headaches.

The best way to address the underlying cause of your migraines or chronic headaches is for an upper cervical specialist to examine you. They will be able to determine if your pain may be due to a misalignment in your upper neck vertebra.

To find an upper cervical doctor in your area go to NUCCA.org or if you are in the Apple Valley, Minnesota area to schedule your NUCCA consultation and evaluation, click the button below:

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Johnson Spinal Care and Associates are Apple Valley Upper Cervical Chiropractors trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Our NUCCA Clinic has helped many people find natural relief from post-concussion syndrome in Apple Valley, Minnesota. We are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on our website at http://www.johnsonspinalcare.com

2017-09-19T00:18:15+00:00 April 6th, 2015|Headaches, Migraine headaches, Migraine Headaches, Tension headaches|Comments Off on Differences Between a Regular Headache and Migraine