Headache

Pain - head; Rebound headaches; Medication overuse headaches; Medicine overuse headaches

A headache is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck. Serious causes of headaches are rare. Most people with headaches can feel much better by making lifestyle changes, learning ways to relax, and sometimes by taking medicines.

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    Causes of secondary headache

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  • Cluster headache

    Animation

  • Tension headache

    Animation

  • Headache

    Headache

    illustration

  • Vascular headaches

    Vascular headaches

    illustration

  • Pain of cluster headache

    Pain of cluster headache

    illustration

  • Migraine headache

    Migraine headache

    illustration

  • Tension-type headache

    Tension-type headache

    illustration

  • Causes of secondary headache

    Causes of secondary headache

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Review Date: 11/22/2017

Reviewed By: Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, FRCS (C), FACS, Department of Surgery at Providence Medical Center, Medford OR; Department of Surgery at Ashland Community Hospital, Ashland OR; Department of Maxillofacial Surgery at UCSF, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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