Headache

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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