What’s the difference between headaches and migraines?
A normal headache is a type of throbbing pain or puling sensation that may be felt in the head, while a migraine is typically a more severe version of the same issue. Headaches typically go away after a few hours, while migraines can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days, and they are often recurring.
What are the causes of migraine headaches?
Headaches are most often caused due to increased stress, a lack of sleep, dehydration and/or excessive consumption of alcohol or other mind-altering substances. Migraines can be caused by a variety of factors such as environmental reactions, genetics, specific foods and stress. Women may experience headaches or migraines right before or during their monthly period.
What are the symptoms of migraine headaches?
With headaches, the symptoms often include severe pain in the head along with a general unpleasant feeling in the body. Migraines often have greater symptoms which can start a day or two before its onset. These symptoms include constipation, changes in mood, cravings, stiffness in the neck, greater desire for water and frequent yawning.
What is the treatment for migraine headaches?
There are many treatments for a headache or migraine such as taking a pain reliever, changing up your diet, avoiding alcohol and caffeine or getting more sleep. In addition, many patients have reported success with the EPAT Laser Pulse Therapy when treating their long-term headache or migraine problems. Laser Pulse Therapy is a non-invasive procedure where pressure waves are utilized to treat various health problems.
If you suffer from headaches and/or migraines sports medicine may be a great option for natural pain relief. Our sports medicine doctor, Dr. Bob Meyer has 21+ years of experience treating sports injuries and patients with chronic pain. He has a large arsenal of sports injury treatment methods that can help you find relief from headaches and migraines.