10 Common Signs of Chronic Headaches and Migraines

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December 4, 2013

Are you curious about advanced migraine procedures?   Have you been following stories in the news, and listening to friends and colleagues rave about treatments that gave them a new lease on life? Well before you rush off to sign up for something, you just may want to take a moment and briefly review your symptoms.

After that you should take more than a moment and get the opinion of a migraine expert to help you figure out which treatment is appropriate for your specific headache condition. After all, it can be very tricky diagnosing a chronic headache condition.

According to the International Headache Society, chronic headaches occur at least 15 days of each month, and are classified by duration.  The most common and longer lasting varieties include migraine, tension, new daily persistent and Hemicrania Continua.  Fortunately there are a wide variety of effective migraine and headache therapies, so getting the treatment right has a lot to do with getting the headache right.  An interventional treatment like a migraine procedure can be an excellent choice for intractable chronic headaches, but would certainly be an over-treatment for episodic tension headaches.

These are some common signs to help identify a migraine:

  • Irritability or Depression
  • Constipation
  • Yawning
  • Visual aura such as zig zag images
  • Sensory aura like tingling
  • Nausea with or without vomiting
  • Throbbing pain on both or one side of the head
  • Sensory sensitivity to light, smells and sounds
  • Blurry Vision
  • Fatigue

After scanning the above common migraine signs, if you suspect that your chronic headaches are in fact migraines, a next great step for you to take would be checking in with your migraine specialist and asking about migraine procedures that may be appropriate for you, such as the Omega procedure offered exclusively by Migraine Treatment Centers of America.

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