Dealing with pain or pressure in your head or face? You may be suffering from a headache. When experiencing head pain, tuning into the location and intensity of the pain can help you distinguish what type of headache it is. Knowing whether you have a tension headache or migraine headache will help you choose an appropriate treatment plan for relief.
What’s the difference between a tension headache and migraine headache?
A tension headache typically feels like a steady ache or discomfort in the head. The pain may be distracting, but not debilitating. On the other hand, a migraine is a severe, throbbing headache. If you have severe head pain and feel light-headed, nauseous, sensitive to light, or experience other visual disturbances, you may be suffering from a migraine.