Answers to Common Headache Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about headaches.

Describe the symptoms of a migraine.

Dr. Richard Kim discusses migraine headaches. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

Describe the symptoms of a migraine.

Migraine is a headache that lasts anywhere from four hours to three days. It's moderate to severe in intensity, has a pulsating or throbbing quality to it. It is aggravated by or causes avoidance of routine physical activity, such as going up and down stairs, and it's usually one-sided. Many patients have nausea and/or vomiting with the headache, and may have both light and sound sensitivity as well.

   

Migraine is a headache that lasts anywhere from four hours to three days. It's moderate to severe in intensity and has a pulsating or throbbing quality to it. Migraine pain is usually one-sided. It is aggravated by or causes avoidance of routine physical activity, such as going up and down stairs. Many patients have nausea and/or vomiting with the headache, and also may be sensitive to light and sound. 

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Source: Richard Kim, MD, The Clinical Neuroscience Institute; Aaron Block, MD, Franklin Family Practice

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