Recurrent Sinus or Tension Headaches? It May Be a Migraine

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Recurrent Sinus or Tension Headaches? It May Be a Migraine

Do you suffer from recurrent sinus or tension headache and wonder if they are migraines? Learn how these headaches could be related to migraine and part of a process in the brain leading to the “perfect storm” that we call migraine.

Migraines are like a total body experience. They start as a spreading wave of depressed brain activity, and ultimately end up with dilation of the blood vessels in the meninges and pain signals from the brain stem, resulting in a host of symptoms such as visual disturbances, fatigue, light and sound sensitivity, nausea, vomiting, and throbbing head pain. However, there is a threshold that is reached before this process begins.

On March 26, 2015, Dr. Lisa Lilienfield gave a lecture on “The Mystery of Migraines” that explored the multiple triggers and modes of prevention and treatment including medications, supplements, diet and lifestyle that keep us from crossing that threshold. She also explained what other treatable conditions may be contributing to your migraines, such as mold or heavy metal toxicity, Lyme disease, temporomandibular joint syndrome, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, and nerve irritation from injury or arthritis of the neck (cervicogenic headache).

The featured video above is Part 1, titled “Defining the Migraine, Symptoms, Triggers and Stages”

Part 2: The Mystery of Migraines: Prevention and Treatment

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About the Author:

Lisa Lilienfield, MD
Lisa Lilienfield, M.D. is board-certified in family medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. Dr. Lilienfield practices Acupuncture and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and has developed an expertise in both Women’s Health and Sports Medicine. Dr. Lilienfield also serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine’s Department of Community and Family Medicine. To read Dr. Lilienfield’s complete bio, click here