The pain of a migraine is extremely debilitating. It may sound a little strange, but a person can actually have another headache in addition to a migraine at the same time. These are sometimes referred to as mixed tension headaches, transformed migraines, or chronic migraines. No matter what the name is, the pain is horrible, and some may not even realize they are suffering from a second headache.
Is It a Mixed Tension Headache?
As stated above, it may be hard to recognize the difference between a migraine and a mixed tension headache due to the severity of pain. However, if the pain seems to be coming from the neck, behind one eye, or the head, it is potentially a mixed tension headache.
Sometimes these headaches are brought about by stress. It is important for one to identify and then try to avoid these triggers, cutting back on the number of headaches one has. Some triggers to be aware of are the following. An asterisk (*) indicates they are also migraine triggers.
- Sinus infection*
- Eye strain
- Cold or flu
- Emotional stress*
- Poor posture
Mixed tension migraines generally happen if one has already had a past history of migraines. Once again, clouding the distinction between just a migraine or a combination of a migraine with a tension headache. No matter what kind of a headache one is coping with, the main concern at the moment is where to find relief that works, preferably something that addresses the root cause of the migraines and tension headaches to help reduce the frequency or even eliminate the condition.
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Getting Migraine and Headache Relief Through Upper Cervical Chiropractic
Here at Upper Cervical Hawaii, we focus my attention on making sure the C1 and C2 vertebrae are in proper alignment. These bones can move out of alignment easily during a car accident, a trip and fall, or any kind of trauma – mild or severe – to the head and neck. If a misalignment is present, we use a gentle method that encourages the bones to move back into place without popping or cracking the neck. Once the upper spine is back in place, the body begins to repair the damage, and migraines often become less severe. Some even see them go away completely.
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