Just answer the eight questions underneath with either a YES or a NO, that's all.
Our migraine compass will show you exactly where we mean.
Do you sometimes have a stuffy or sore nose during a migraine attack?
Branches of the trigeminal nerve run through the mucous membranes in your nose here. These become inflamed, causing pain and swelling in the mucous membranes.
Do you feel pressure or pain in or behind your eyes?
The swollen and inflamed trigeminal nerve emerges from your eye socket. This leads to a feeling of pressure in or behind your eyes.
Do you press or massage these points during a migraine attack?
The irritated nerves run directly under the skin here. Applying pressure to the nerves gives you temporary relief.
Is this area painful?
The two nerves run through the corrugator muscle here. Muscle tension irritates these nerves, causing pain.
Do you feel pain at this point and press on it during a migraine attack?
This nerve passes through the temporal muscle at the outer rim of the eye socket. Finger pressure on this nerve can give you temporary relief here too.
Do you experience pulsating pain in this area during migraine attacks?
The pulsating temporal artery is thickened. Applying pressure to this artery can give you temporary pain relief.
Does your neck feel stiff and tense before or during a migraine attack?
Occipital nerve irritation is involved together with the trigeminal nerve as previously described. This causes tension in your neck muscles.
Do you experience pain at one of these two points during a migraine attack?
The occipital nerve passes through the trapezius and semispinalis muscles here. The nerve crosses over the artery and causes pain at two points.
Using the slider below, do your migraines generally affect you more on the left or on the right?
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