Types of headache

Tension headaches

This is, by far, the most common type of headache in adults and teens. A tension headache is the dull, aching, pressure headache which often develops after a stressful day

Cluster headache

This rare group of headaches occur repeatedly (over one or several days) in groups or clusters - hence the name cluster. They usually begin as a minor pain around one eye.

Trigeminal neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia, also called Tic Douloureux, is a condition that affects the trigeminal nerve (the 5th cranial nerve), one of the largest nerves in the head.

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Dr Elliot Shevel - Founder and Medical Director - The Headache Clinic, (Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town) South Africa. The Headache Clinic is a multidisciplinary practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of Primary Headaches and Migraines. Dr Shevel is also the main author of all scientific publications generated by his team. Tertiary Education - Dr Shevel holds both Dental and Medical degrees, and practises as a specialist Maxillo-facial and Oral Surgeon.

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