Headache is pain in any region of the head. Headaches may occur on one or both sides of the head, be isolated to a certain location, radiate across the head from one point, or have a vise-like quality. A headache may be a sharp pain, throbbing sensation or dull ache. Headaches may appear gradually or suddenly, and they may last less than an hour or for several days.

If you or anyone you know is having headaches, please inquire about a neurology appointment.

Primary Headache Types

  1. Cluster headache
  2. Migraine (with and without aura)
  3. Tension headache (medically known as tension-type headache)
  4. Trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia (TAC), including cluster headache and paroxysmal hemicranias
  5. Chronic daily headaches
  6. Cough headaches
  7. Exercise headaches
  8. Sex headaches
  9. Alcohol, particularly red wines
  10. Food induced, such as processed meats that contain nitrates
  11. Changes in sleep patterns
  12. Poor Posture
  13. Hypoglycemia
  14. Stress

Secondary Headache Types

  1. Acute sinusitis
  2. Arterial tears (carotid or vertebral dissections)
  3. Blood clot (venous thrombosis) within the brain — separate from stroke
  4. Brain aneurysm (a bulge in an artery in your brain)
  5. Brain AVM (an abnormal formation of brain blood vessels)
  6. Brain Mass (both cancerous and noncancerous)
  7. Carbon monoxide poisoning
  8. Chiari malformation (structural problem at the base of your skull)
  9. Concussion
  10. Dehydration
  11. Dental problems
  12. Ear infection (middle ear)
  13. Encephalitis (brain inflammation)
  14. Giant cell arteritis (inflammation of the lining of the arteries)
  15. Glaucoma
  16. Hangovers
  17. Influenza (flu)
  18. Intracranial hematoma (blood vessel ruptures in the brain)
  19. Medications to treat other disorders
  20. Meningitis (inflammation of the membranes and fluid surrounding your brain and spinal cord)
  21. Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  22. Overuse of pain medication
  23. Panic attacks and panic disorder
  24. Post-concussion syndrome
  25. Pressure from tight-fitting headgear, such as a helmet or goggles
  26. Pseudotumor cerebri (increased pressure inside the skull)
  27. Toxoplasmosis
  28. Trigeminal neuralgia (disruption of the nerve connecting the face and brain)


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