I get migraines about 1-2 times a month, or less on average. I get headaches from the back of my neck to the top of my head, usually on a daily basis. Sometimes they move around to the sides of my temples. That's due to fusions at c4-7, and c2-3 & c7-t1 collapsing. I can generally tell I'm about to get a headache (other than migraines) when my shoulders get tight from side to side, and especially when I've been looking down longer than 10 minutes. I had epidural steroid injections (esi) for 2 years because they were daily and so bad I couldn't function. Now my headaches are the least of my pain & worries, I guess because I have them well managed. And I know what I'm dealing with between the two types.
I always have a headache somewhere between a 6 and a 9. Somedays like a migraine others like a vice is on my head. The headaches cause me to be dizzy, nauseated, my ears constantly ring and so forth. I have realized I clench my teeth all the time now which causes the sides of my head temples down my jaw to hurt. In addition my spine pops at the top of the soft spot on the back of my head and shoots pain all over. I can't sleep at night which probably makes it worse. I also have neck and shoulder tension. I haven't found anything that works I have been on numerous migraine medications, had the shot at the hospital, been prescribed muscle relaxers and pain pills but nothing makes it go away. Eddie you didn't talk about your headaches I think your turn is overdue.
Ouch shammagren! I wish you the best getting help for your!. I had a dpecial compund ointment specifically made for me but my insurance wouldn't cover it last year. It worked really well stopping the headaches triggered at c7 & shoulders. It was called Dermatran solutions I think. Maybe your doctor could try something similar for you.