Migraines are usually more intense than headaches and can be described as a throbbing pain that is commonly on one side of the head. Migraines can cause sensitivity to light, visual disturbances, nausea and dizziness. They can last for several hours or even days. Migraines are often multi-factorial, meaning there are several contributing factors.
These contributing factors can have a cumulative effect where they build up together to trigger a migraine. Factors may include mechanical restrictions in the head and neck, poor sleep, certain foods or drinks, prolonged tension, stress or a family history of migraine. To help avoid migraines try to stay clear of trigger foods, try to get plenty of sleep and exercise regularly.