Healthagy – “Is it a Migraine or a Sinus Headache?”

People commonly wonder: “Is my headache a migraine, or sinus headache?” But it may surprise you to learn that the term sinus headache is not actually a medical diagnosis at all.

 – September 3, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

People commonly wonder: “Is my headache a migraine, or sinus headache?” But it may surprise you to learn that the term sinus headache is not actually a medical diagnosis at all. Mount Sinai headache specialist Mark Green, MD, explains the differences and clears up some misunderstood science. Instead, says Green, the term sinus headache is more of a concept that was created by the makers of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs marketed to treat them, such as certain painkillers and decongestants. Because both of these types of medications shrink the blood vessels, says Green, when people respond to the treatments, it can be easy for them to leap to the conclusion that what struck them was indeed a sinus headache. Learn more.