4401 Hazel Ave. Suite 100, Fair Oaks CA 95628

Migraines vs. Tension Headaches?What's the Difference?

Migraine, Migraines, Headache, Headaches, Head Pain, Migraine Headaches, Migraine Relief, Headache Relief, Tension Headache, Tension Headaches, Migraine Headaches, Migraine Headaches ReliefHeadaches can be incredibly painful, and oftentimes it is difficult to pinpoint the exact cause. Migraines and tension headaches, while both aggravating, have different presentations. Knowing the differences between the two may help you avoid your next episode.

Migraines vs. Tension Headaches

Migraines

  • Severe pain, usually described as ?throbbing?
  • Usually felt on one side of the head
  • May be sensitive to light, sound
  • Nausea
  • See spots or flashing lights prior to an episode
  • Triggers include: low blood sugar (skipping meals), lack of sleep, alcohol consumption, strong smells, and stress

Tension Headaches

    • Mild to moderate pain
    • Typically felt on both sides of the head ? temples, forehead, and/or base of skull
    • Achy pain
  • Triggers include: lack of sleep, poor posture, stress, eyestrain

To learn more about the connection between neck injuries and migraines download our free e-book below.

file-2187630165

How Are Migraine Headaches Related to the Neck?

Your spine helps to protect your spinal cord. Your spinal cord carries signals to and from your brain. When the top bone in your neck (atlas) is misaligned, this can create pressure within your spinal cord. This can distort messages going to and from your brain, potentially leading to facial pain, muscle spasms, and other migraine symptoms.

I am trained in NUCCA, a specific chiropractic procedure aimed at detecting and reducing atlas misalignments. NUCCA involves a gentle chiropractic adjustment with no twisting, popping, or cracking. Through realigning the spine, the pressure in the spinal cord is reduced. This can potentially lead to a reduction of migraine systems.

Verderame et al. reported a case of a 75-year-old woman with chronic migraine headaches since she was a teenager. She initially utilized pain medication and anti-inflammatories to manage her symptoms and only saw a slight reduction in her headache severity. After receiving atlas corrections over the course of 5 months, her migraine severity decreased from 8/10 initially to a 3/10. Her medical doctor stated that her migraine duration and frequency also decreased.

To schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Gottlieb, call 916-965-7155, or just click the button below. 

If you are outside of the local area, you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.

Contact Dr. Gottlieb in their Sacramento, CA practice.

Call during office hours, or send us a message using our contact form. We will respond to website messages as soon as possible
Monday and Thursday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday: Closed
BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Sacramento

Helped numerous residents all over the Northern California area restore and preserve pain free optimal health through Upper Cervical Chiropractic.
4.9
17
© Copyright | Site Designed by Upper Cervical Marketing a division of Hope and Healing Solutions | All Rights Reserved | Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions
checkmap-markerphonefacebookenvelopeenvelopephonemap-marker linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram