A study by the Mayo Clinic found that nearly 9 in 10 people who were diagnosed with sinus headaches were actually suffering from migraines.
Although some of the symptoms are similar—congestion, pressure, and pain in the forehead and around the eyes—the symptoms of a true sinus infection generally include fever, swollen lymph nodes and a persistent green or yellow nasal discharge. If those symptoms of sinus infection do not accompany your headache, you are most likely suffering a frontal migraine.
Doctors unwittingly and ineffectively misdiagnose and treat the symptoms of a frontal migraine as a sinus infection by prescribing antibiotics and prescription or OTC sinus remedies. More severe treatments include sinus scrapings, surgeries, and nasal medication. Because these treatments are associated with misdiagnosis, they are of no avail.
Why does it feel like a sinus headache?
In order to understand why a migraine feels like a sinus headache, we need to review the problem area of a migraine. The pain of a migraine headache is felt when the blood vessels, intertwined with the trigeminal nerve fibers, begin to expand and put pressure on the nerve endings. This trigeminal-vascular system runs from the temporal lobes along each side of the head and then branches out behind the eyes across the forehead, into the cheeks and down the jaw line. The ends of each side of this system meet to surround the sinus cavity.
As part of the migraine syndrome, the tiny hair-like blood vessels expand and swell around the sinus cavity causing a squeezing-like pressure making it feel like painful sinus congestion.
Treating a migraine as a sinus headache is a waste of time and money, and it leaves a person trying to fight the wrong problem in significant pain. Migraines are not caused by problems with the sinuses, jaw, teeth, or neck. Migraine is a genetic condition caused by an abnormal response to hormone production. No sinus remedy can prevent a migraine from occurring.
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