4 Types of Primary Headaches

20 Mar 4 Types of Primary Headaches

Almost everyone has experienced a headache. It has been found that some chemical activity in your brain and nerves or blood vessels and muscles in your head and neck, or some combination of all these creates pain signals that feel like a headache.

Some headaches are referred to as Primary headaches since they are actually conditions and not simply symptoms. There are 4 most common types of primary headaches.

Tension Headaches

Tension headaches may be caused due to tight shoulders, neck, scalp or jaw muscles. These may be triggered by stress or anxiety or even holding your head in an unnatural position.

Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches are known for their severe, throbbing or pounding pain. This headache may be accompanied by changes in vision, heightened sensitivity to sound, nausea and even loss of appetite. Most migraine sufferers are not able to function normally during the headache episode.

Cluster Headaches

Cluster headaches appear as intense, sharp pain located behind the eye or the eye region. They may occur up to several times a day and last from a few weeks to a few months, only to disappear completely for months or years.

Occipital Neuralgia

A relatively rare headache, Occipital neuralgia occurs when the occipital nerves (running from the top of the spinal cord up through the scalp) are inflamed or irritated. This pain is sharp, electric and jabbing. Apart from the pain, the patient may experience a burning or throbbing in the head, pain behind the eye and a tender scalp.

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