Many experience migraines and suffer terrible pain as a result. One thing that many migraine sufferers do not realize is that they may actually be experiencing a headache at the same time as the migraine. After all, how would you notice if you are already in a lot of pain?
If you experience a migraine and a headache at the same time, you are dealing with a condition called mixed tension headaches. Sometimes, they are called transformed migraines. Regardless of the name, this medical condition can be very debilitating and difficult to diagnose or treat. How can you tell if you experience tension migraines?
Usually, the pain will come from behind just one eye. You may also experience pain in the head and neck on both sides. This is because your head and neck muscles are contracting. This contraction is responsible for the tension headache side of the condition. The single-sided pain is usually from the migraine. What causes the tension headache to accompany the migraine? There are several factors:
Because many of these factors also serve as migraine triggers, this phenomenon occurs when a person experiences both conditions at once. The fact is that many experience both tension headaches and migraines and often cannot distinguish between the two. When you feel that bad, pain is pain. Then, on occasion, both may occur at once. This makes it even more difficult for a person to understand what is happening.
Let’s stop talking about the problem for a moment, though, so that we can focus on a solution.
How Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care Can Help
An upper cervical chiropractor like Dr. Grayson Blom of Boise, Idaho can help relieve headaches and migraines. How? Both of these conditions often spring from a misalignment in the upper neck. That’s something that the companies that make headache medication never mention. Rather than simply treating the symptoms, Dr. Blom can diagnose and treat an upper cervical misalignment. Getting such a misalignment corrected can lessen the frequency, duration, and severity of your migraines and headaches. Many even receive complete resolution of the issue once proper alignment has been restored.
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