MIGRAINE & HEADACHE TREATMENT IN BATH
What Is the difference between a headache and a migraine?
A headache can be categorised as pain or discomfort in the head or face, however, it’s a broad category with many variations. The most common headache type is a tension headache, caused by stress, anxiety, muscle strain and eyestrain. There are however 150 different types of headaches classified to date. With tension headaches, migraines, cluster headache being the most common.
Did you know? The brain tissue it’s self doesn’t have pain receptors, therefore cannot feel pain, however the structures around the head and neck can (and do) trigger headache symptoms.
A migraine affects around 10 million people aged 15-69 in the UK and is amongst the most common neurological reason for attending A&E. Migraines are generally more intense headaches which are accompanied by other symptoms such as: light sensitivity, vision changes or sickness. Some migraines can even be loss of speech, visual changes WITHOUT a headache.
Top causes Of Headaches?
Persistent headaches can be very problematic for the sufferer, affecting mood, concentration, and motivation. Here are some common triggers for headaches. But it’s important to remember, a neck and head which has underlying physical tension is far more likely to be triggered by one of the following.
It’s important to understand that with proactive steps, you can set yourself up for success. If you recognise any of these common causes of headaches you can take action to minimise the impact, and maybe, get rid of those headaches for good.
On top of these common causes research has found several easy wins which you can add in to your life to support your body.