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The Link Between Migraine Headache and Neck Pain

If you often have neck pain during a migraine attack, you may wonder if it’s a sign of something more serious, or possibly not a migraine at all.

“Although there can be other underlying reasons for neck pain that comes with a headache, it’s a common symptom of migraine headaches,” says Sandhya Kumar, MD, a neurologist who specializes in headaches at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

It’s also possible for neck pain to be associated with different types of headache other than migraine, says Dr. Kumar.

If you’re not sure if your neck pain is related to your migraine attacks, or if the pain is in fact causing your headache, keep reading to find out more about how neck pain and head pain are linked.

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