Migraines can cause severe, debilitating throbbing pain, or a pulsing sensation typically on one side of the head. It might be accompanied by extreme sensitivity to light and sound, as well as nausea and vomiting.
A migraine is a neurological disorder involving brain chemicals and nerve pathways, characterized by moderate to severe recurrent headaches on one side of the head. It may last from 2 to 72 hours, associated with symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, and sensitivity to light, sound, and smell.
A migraine may progress through 4 stages, each with its own set of symptoms
A headache can be a symptom of pain anywhere in the head or neck, and generally, it occurs in migraines, tension-type headaches, or cluster headaches. It can occur due to a variety of reasons and can be more complicated than most of us realize.
Common Causes of a Headache:
- Illnesses such as fever, cold, or infection
- Sleep deprivation
- Environment, including strong
- smells & secondhand tobacco smoke
- Effects of medications
- Effects of recreational drugs
- Head injury
- A quick injection of very cold food or beverage
- Dental or sinus issues
- Gastrointestinal disorders
Headaches and migraine treatment offered at Scona Sports & Physiotherapy are purely based on the diagnosis, considering the signs and symptoms, as well as the history of the condition. The Specialist Neurologist is an expert in the management of headaches and migraines. The headache and migraine management program provided at our Clinic is aimed to reduce the frequency and severity of headache/migraine attacks.
If you suffer from regular headaches keep a diary regarding your symptoms noting the time of onset, any triggers, the duration of the headaches, the severity of headaches, any associated symptoms, medications taken to relieve headache symptoms, possible triggers, and the relationship to menstruation.