Headache

Headache- Fact sheet

Headaches can be categorised into two different types. These include:

Primary Type headaches – These are headaches that exist independently of any other medical conditions and include headaches such as Migraine and tension type headaches

Secondary Type headaches – These are headaches that arise following an underlying medical conditions, such as temporal arteritis, meningitis, tumours and so on.

This fact sheet will cover the types of headaches we commonly see in clinic, which include:

-Migraine
-Tension type headaches
-Cervicogenic type headaches

Migraine

  • Head pain on one side or both sides of your head.
  • Pain that feels throbbing in nature.
  • May experience sensitivity to light, sounds, or other stimuli.
  • May present with nausea and vomiting.
  • May experience visual disturbances.
  • Can last several hours to several days

Tension Type Headache

  • Head pain is dull and aching in nature.
  • May experience tightness or pressure across the forehead or sides and back of head.
  • Tenderness may be experienced on the shoulder muscles or neck/scalp.
  • Last 30 minutes to several days.

 

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