Dr. Williams explains the difference between a Migraine and a common Headache
A migraine and a tension headache are two different types of headaches. In other words, a migraine isn’t just a bad tension headache.
“Many people believe the primary difference is just the intensity of the pain,” says Vernon Williams, MD, board-certified neurologist, pain management specialist and founding director of the Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles. But the mechanism of a migraine is different from a tension headache, and the two types of headaches have different characteristics and symptoms.
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