Tension-Type Headaches or Migraines?

Tension-Type Headaches or Migraines?

Tension-Type Headaches or Migraines?

Headache 101

In this video you’ll learn how to tell the two most common types of headaches apart: tension-type headaches and migraines

You can do the bounce test to check whether you have a tension-type headache or a migraine attack coming on.

It can help you find out what kind of headache it is.

If your pain gets much worse, it could be a migraine. If the pain gets better or goes away with exercise, it’s likely you’re having a tension-type headache.

At a glance …

—what the most important differences between tension-type headaches and migraines are.

Only a doctor can tell you exactly which type of headache you have. If you are unsure, please talk to your doctor! In this table you’ll find the typical features of migraines and tension-type headaches. Use this to check which type of head-ache you most likely have.

It is possible that you have tension-type headaches as well as migraines. In this case it is even more important that you’re able to tell the two apart!


Learn more about headaches on the following pages.


Tension-type headaches

Here you will find information about the most common type of headache, the tension-type headache.

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Learn more about migraines and everything that goes with them!

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Manage your headaches

Here you will find helpful tips and strategies to reduce headaches or keep them from happening in the first place.

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