Approximately 45 million people in the United States suffer from headaches. Headaches are
classified into three major categories. Primary headaches, secondary headaches, and cranial
neuralgia facial and other headaches.
Most headaches fall under the primary category. These include.......
Tension headaches - Tension headaches are the most common type in the primary
category, and are noted to be more common in women. Many people have described tension
headaches as feeling like there is a tight band around the head. There are various treatments
for tension headaches which include nonprescription painkillers such as aspirin, acetaminophen
or ibuprofen. When severe muscle contraction is present, more powerful prescription drugs
may be needed to get relief from tension headaches.
The second most common type of primary headache are Migraine Headaches - Migraine
Headaches affect an estimated 28 million people in the United States. Did you know that
children also suffer from migraine headaches? A classic symptom of people who suffer
migraine headaches is an aura before the onset. Treatment includes placing a cold compress
to the area of pain, sleeping in a darkened room with no sensory stimulation, and pillows to
support the head and neck. When this doesn't work over the counter headache medication can
be used, and if needed prescriptive medication.
The last in the primary category are Cluster Headaches - Cluster headaches affect only 0.1
% of the population and are considered rare. The pain usually begins in, around, or above the
eye or the temple and can be excruciating. Cluster headaches can go as quickly as they come.
Determining the type of headache you have is vital towards proper headache treatment and
headache pain relief. Our headache log pinpoints triggers and activity just prior to your
headache. Associated symptoms, location, duration and pain scale are also logged to help you
better understand the reason for your particular headache pain.
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Did you know that tension
headaches are more common in
women than in men?
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