Types of Migraines and Headaches

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Headaches of any kind can be debilitating. If they are frequently they can wear you down, and destroy your quality of life. Chronic headaches can lead to depression, but headaches can also be caused by depression. You can get drug-free relief from migraines and other types of headaches with I.C.E. DOWN migraine ice wraps.

Migraine without Aura

Migraine without aura is the most common type of migraine, and used to be referred to as "common migraine". The pain is typically on one side of the head, although it can occur on both sides. Migraine without aura is characterized by pulsing or throbbing pain accompanied by other symptoms which can include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sensitivity to sound
  • Pain is made worse by physical activity

Migraine with Aura

In migraine terms, "aura" refers to a set of neurological disturbances which begin usually about half an hour before the migraine headache sets in. Visual symptoms are the most common, but other sensations including vertigo, numbness, and other frightening sensory changes can occur. Migraine aura can be mistaken for stroke symptoms, and is often very frightening the first time is happens.

Visual disturbances may include seeing zigzagging light, sparkles, flashes, or changes in color vision. Migraine with aura used to be referred to as "classic migraine".

Cluster Headaches

Cluster headaches tend to come on suddenly and occur in groups. They are known for being extremely painful. A cluster period can last anywhere from a week to a year, is followed by a pain-free period, and then another cluster. Cluster headaches are considered chronic if the pain cluster lasts more than one year orif the pain-free period lasts less than one month.

Tension Headaches

Muscle tension headaches are very common. They can be occasional, frequent, or chronic. The pain in tension headaches is typically a dull ache. Other symptoms of tension headache can include:

  • Feeling like a belt or band is tightening around your head
  • Pressure in the face, head, or neck
  • Pain or tenderness in the neck and shoulders
  • Scalp tenderness

Tension headaches can be caused by:

  • Stress
  • Poor posture
  • Neck strain
  • TMJ disorder
  • Tooth clenching or grinding
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis of the neck

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