Almost everyone experiences at least one headache at some time during his or her life. According to the World Health Organization, about 50% of all adults have regular headaches. They can slow you down or even stop you in your tracks. The pain can be intense or a dull ache and last a few hours or up to a couple of days. Regardless of your exact symptoms, you want relief.
Primary headaches are caused by overactivity of or problems with pain-sensitive structures in your head. A primary headache isn’t a symptom of an underlying disease. The three types are:
A secondary headache is a symptom of a disease that can activate the pain-sensitive nerves of your head. Many conditions can cause secondary headaches, and these conditions range widely in severity.
The headache experts in Neurology offer treatment options that can make a difference.