If your head is pounding, you may not care about getting to the root of what is causing the pain. All you will want to do is make it stop.
But to help make the pain go away for good, it is important to get to the root of what is causing your headaches. Misdiagnosis is a major problem, especially when it comes to migraines.
In a study of almost 30,000 people, roughly half of those people who suffered from migraines knew they had one. Many people misdiagnosed themselves with a “sinus headache.” This misdiagnosis can lead to you receiving the wrong treatment that does not kick your symptoms to the curb.
Migraines and sinus headaches share some of the same common symptoms. These include:
- Forehead pain (which may change with movement)
- Watery eyes
However, migraines can also bring on additional symptoms, like:
- More intense sensitivity to sound
- Sensitivity to light
- Pulsing pain on one side of the head
- Nausea or vomiting
It is important to see a doctor to figure out what is really causing your headaches, and to determine the best treatment plan for you.
Although sinus headaches may be treated with over the counter pain relievers, corticosteroids or antibiotics, migraines often require a longer-term treatment plan and they may require prescription drugs.
Whatever the source of your headaches, we are here to help you through the problem. Call us for a consultation anytime you need advice.