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Types of Headaches

On average, over 45 million Americans suffer from severe, chronic headaches each year. This includes the approximately 38 million individuals afflicted by migraines alone. While there are over 150 different diagnostic categories of headaches, tension headache is the most common, and migraine is the type most commonly seen in clinical practice.

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Migraine

This is a neurological disease that can cause debilitating symptoms, including headaches. Other symptoms that commonly occur with migraine include the following:

  • Nausea and/or Vomiting
  • Sensitivity to Light and/or Sound
  • Avoidance of Activities (Work, School, or Time With Loved Ones)
  • Aura or Sensory Symptoms (Changes in Vision, Tingling, Numbness, etc.)
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Tension Headaches

Known as the most common type of headache, tension-induced headaches are typically attributed to stress and muscle strain. And, while they may differ per individual, these are the common symptoms of tension headaches:

  • Dull but Moderate Pain
  • Pain Involving the Posterior Portion of the Head or Neck
  • Pain on Both Sides of the Head
  • Tight Feeling Around the Head
  • Slow Onset of Ache
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Cluster Headaches

This is a headache series that may last anywhere between a week to several months and may return every couple of years. Afflicted individuals often experience differing symptoms, but these are the most common:

  • Runny Nose
  • Swelling of the Forehead
  • Pains on One Side of the Head, Commonly Behind One Eye
  • Dilated Pupil, Droopy or Swelling Lid, and Redness of the Affected Eye

Wide Range of Treatments

Your healthcare provider will partner with you to formulate a headache treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.

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