According to the Migraine Research Foundation, 12 percent of the population suffers from migraines. While headaches and migraines can sometimes be hard to distinguish from one another, migraines are more than just intense versions of headaches. Migraines can cause anything from severe throbbing pain, pulsing sensation on one side of the head, nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to both light and sound. Migraines last anywhere from four hours to 72 hours and can be extremely disruptive to those who suffer from them. More than 90 percent of people who suffer from migraines are unable to work or function, and it’s estimated that a total of 1.2 million visits to the emergency room are due to migraines.