The Different Kinds of Headaches
By Winchester Neurological Consultants
August 08, 2022
Category: Medical
Tags: Headaches  

They can make it difficult to work, sleep, and be around social settings, headaches can interfere with just about every aspect of your daily life. Although they are a common health condition and a very common source of pain, headaches are not always well understood, and because there are different kinds of headaches and some are symptoms of certain conditions, it's important to seek help from a professional if you are suffering from frequent pain. Below will be outlined some of the different kinds of headaches but you can learn more by getting in contact with your local experts at Winchester Neurological Consultants in Winchester, VA.

Primary Headaches

Primary headaches are those that are not symptoms of another condition, rather, when they are the condition themselves.

These types of headaches typically include tension headaches, migraines, and cluster headaches.

Tension headaches are often attributed to inadequate sleep, poor posture, and stress, and are typically responsive to over-the-counter pain medication.

Migraines can bring about moderate to severe pain and can last from a few hours to a few days, often resulting in nausea and vomiting.

Cluster headaches are named because they tend to manifest in groups or clusters, happening from 1 to 8 times per day for weeks, sometimes months, before going into remission for months again, or years. They are the most severe of the primary headaches.

Secondary Headaches

Secondary headaches are those that are brought on by another medical condition that can be diagnosed and often treated directly to manage these and other symptoms.

While there are many examples, one of the most common types is sinus headaches. These can occur when you are sick and suffering from an infection that causes the passageways inside the sinuses to become inflamed and infected. This creates great pressure, and often severe pain that some have likened to the experience of a toothache and that is often misdiagnosed as a migraine.

Headache Treatment in Winchester, VA

If you are struggling with regular headaches or migraines you may be able to find relief by scheduling a consultation with Winchester Neurological Consultants in Winchester, VA, by dialing (540) 667-1828.

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