Overview

A headache is one of the most common pain conditions in the world and can be more complicated than most people realize. Headaches can be mild, but in many cases, can cause severe pain that impacts people’s life. It causes pain and discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck. It’s estimated that 7 in 10 people experience at least one episode of headache per year.

Headaches are considered hereditary, especially migraines, and run in families. In most cases, headaches can be treated with medications. In other cases, headache treatment consists of managing the patient’s stress.

Symptoms

The main symptom of a headache is a pain in the head or face. This can be throbbing, constant, sharp or dull. Different kinds of headaches can have different symptoms and need different headache treatments.

Types of Headache

The over 150 identified types of headache fall into two main categories:

PRIMARY

are those that aren’t due to another medical condition and include:

Cluster Headaches
Migraines
New Daily Persistent Headaches (NDPH)
Tension Headaches

SECONDARY

are those related to another medical condition, such as:

Disease of blood vessels in the brain
Head injury
High blood pressure (hypertension)
Infection
Medication overuse
Sinus congestion
Trauma
Tumor

Compassionate Care

Here at the Neuro Center, we focus on identifying the symptoms of your headaches to determine the cause and recommend the appropriate headache treatment.