Headaches & Migraines

Is it a Migraine or a Headache?


Damien Cummins

Physiotherapist, Practice Director

Friday, December 10, 2021

Migraines always have symptoms other than pain. Pain often accompanies these symptoms.

The intensity of head pain itself does not indicate if it’s a migraine. ‘Other’ migraine symptoms can include:

  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Foggy head
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Face or arm numbness
  • Visual disturbances

These symptoms can also be present in neck headache cases… as well as many other types of head and neck problems that might need medical attention.

Any unusual and newly presenting symptom MUST be checked out by a medical professional.

Most commonly, neck pain preceding the onset of other symptoms usually indicates a neck headache diagnosis.

We can confirm if disorders in the upper neck are responsible for headache or migraine and determine the exact nature of the disorder as well as which spinal joints are involved.

There is no guesswork and no cracking or manipulation.

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Damien Cummins

Physiotherapist, Practice Director

Damien Cummins has been practicing physiotherapy for 29 years, having graduated from Sydney University in 1990. His junior years as a physio began at John Hunter...

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