You may have migraine symptoms but a cause or trigger is coming from a neck problem.
Questions to ask
Do you have tension in the back of the neck or head?
Is your pain more one sided?
Does heat help your headaches?
Are your headaches frequent? Do you have some level of pain most of the time?
Do you have headache pain when you wake up? Are they worse by the end of the day?
If you have answered yes to one or more of these questions there may be an underlying cause for your headache pain. This means that maybe a structure, such as neck muscles or joints, might be triggering headache pain. This is a cervicogenic or tension type headache.
Pain that is severe but only a few times a month or headaches linked to your hormonal cycle are less likely to be a cervicogenic headache.
Areas that should be tested
Test your eyes
Your eyes should be assessed especially if you get eye fatigue throughout the day or any pain behind or around the eyes. The best test to pick up an eye muscle problem is the convergence test.