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Tension Headaches Vs Sinus
Migraine: I hear it all the time: "I got sinus, doc." They're wrong. That's a myth perpetrated back in the decades of "postnasal drip" i.e. the 50s & 60s by the advertisers of Dristan. 99% of all "sinus" headaches - aren't. They're mostly migraines. If you have radiological proof of sinusitis and your pain goes away if it's treated, then you're entitled to the diagnosis of sinus headaches. Otherwise, not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
Headaches: Headaches are notoriously frustrating for patients and their doctors alike. Any headache can present and masquerade as any other headache. Numerous cases of misdiagnosis and mistreatment because of this. Classic sinus HA is forehead or facial pressure with nasal congestion. Classic tension HA is in the temples or a ringlike band around head with stress or jaw grinding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Magnesium Deficiency: Fine tune you wellness program with vits minerals, stretching yoga and massage. A good deep tissue specialist will unlock your neck, shoulders and jaws to turn off the headache triggers. Acupuncture is my treatment of choice. Magnesium glycinate as in kal branded is one of the best. Epsoms salts soaking is a great way to peace and quiet. Stay away from opiates, soma, (carisoprodol) ultram and butalbital. ...Read more
Headaches: Tension headaches are caused by muscle spasm in the neck itself. They can be brought on by stress or holding your head in a certain position for a prolonged period of time. Cervogenic headaches are generally due to a cervical disc or facet issue. These headaches usually require epidurals to help resolve. Both types of ha can produce traction on the occipital nerves which can cause neuritis. ...Read more
Tension Headache: Brain aneurysms almost never cause symptoms until they leak, or outright rupture. When this occurs, it commonly is "the worse headache" of a person's life. Chronic headaches are almost never from an aneurysm. With the advent of MRI angiography, it is much easier to screen for aneurysms. Consult with your local physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very Similar: Cluster and migraine seem to have a vascular component that starts them off whereas the tension type headaches are triggered by muscle overactivity. Surprisingly, the treatments for all of these headaches are quite similar with the tension-type headache's treatment more directed at muscle tension. Prevention is generally the most successful way to deal with any headache. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TTH and Cluster : 1. The management of episodic and chronic tth consists of psychological support, physical therapy and pharmacotherapies. 2. Management of a cluster headache can be abortive or prophylactic. Sometimes, both methods are indicated in the same patient. An effective abortive treatment uses oxygen at a flow rate of 7-10 liters per minute for 15 min. The treatment for the prevention is calan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can sinus infections caused dizziness, headaches, jaw stiffness, toothaches, watery eyes, drowsiness?
Meds reduce headache: Many different drugs with diverse pharmacological actions are used to treat an acute headache. Drug therapy for tension headaches or mild-to-moderate migraines usually starts with acetaminophen, aspirin, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids)…ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. For moderate to severe migraine attacks, the "triptans" or ergot alkaloids are typically used. For more severe headaches. ...Read more
Is it possible to confuse tension headaches with sinus headaches? Went to ENT and Migraine specialist and ruled sinus infection and migraine out.
Yes: Journal sometimes only physician can tell the difference between a sinus headache and a tension headache usually sinus headache has a change in symptoms nasal drainage pressure in the cheeks face her tooth discomfort Google online tension headaches with the symptoms and Google online sinus infection headaches and sinus allergy headaches ...Read more
What could be the cause of chronic daily tension type headaches in between cluster headaches cycles?
Chronic daily HA's: If you are experiencing headaches more than 15 days per month, you have acquired "Chronic Daily Ha's", and this pattern needs to be broken up ASAP, as it will only get worse. See a neurologist who has experience with headaches, and get onto a preventative medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can tight shoulder/neck muscles cause headaches. Also headaches in forehead or that feel like sinus or eye strain? What about tmj, cause headaches?
Can sinusitis( focal mucosal thickening of rt maxillary sinus) cause dry coughs and constant headache(back of head)?
Could sinus issues (mostly seasonal) cause scalp pain, headaches, tension, and pressure?I also have post nasal drip.Relief by pressing on nose bridge.
Yes: yes, those are all possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
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