Even Doctors Can Get Confused by Migraines and Tension Headaches
The American Headache Society reports that migraines and tension type headaches (TTH) account for 90% of primary headaches. Yet, many head pain sufferers receive the wrong diagnosis and ineffective treatment because of confusing and sometimes overlapping symptoms.
Here’s a quick checklist showing the main features of each type of headache taken from Aaaa Orange Ca Chiropractor on Google+
- Located on back of head, can spread to front above eyes, can be one sided or both, but more commonly both sides
- Most commonly reported as a “band around head” sensation
- Non pulsating
- Not affected by routine activity
- No nausea, vomiting
- Can be light or sound sensitive but not both
- Usually one sided encompassing the eye, and for that patient always same side.
- Can be “hemicranial” entire one side of head
- Affected by routine activity
- Nausea, and sometimes vomiting
- Can have aura or prodrome: flashing lights, light headed, odd smell, yawning, neck stiffness, tiredness preceding headache
- Light and sound sensitive
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