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Do i have a sinus or migraine headache?Head hurts right side, behind my right eye, back of head. Light sensitive, no other sinus symptoms

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Migraine ?

Many patients with pain in the sinus area of the face or around the eyes are often diagnosed with a “sinus headache.
” however, recent epidemiological studies revealed that 42-62% of patients with these symptoms met the ihs criteria for migraine without aura but received a diagnosis of “sinus headaches” resulting in incorrect treatment. Rec. See headache or orofacial pain specialist.

In brief: Migraine ?

Many patients with pain in the sinus area of the face or around the eyes are often diagnosed with a “sinus headache.
” however, recent epidemiological studies revealed that 42-62% of patients with these symptoms met the ihs criteria for migraine without aura but received a diagnosis of “sinus headaches” resulting in incorrect treatment. Rec. See headache or orofacial pain specialist.
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