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Headache

Headache is pain in any region of the head that feels like a sharp pain, throbbing sensation or dull ache. It may develop gradually or suddenly, and last for minutes or days.

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Understanding migraines could help find relief, best treatment sooner

Living with migraines is challenging, but knowing the triggers, warning signs and treatment options can help manage them.

July 8, 2021

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Your sinus headache may not be what you think

If you have pain or pressure in your forehead with nasal symptoms, you may think you have a sinus headache. But 90% of people with these symptoms are actually experiencing migraine headaches. Learn the difference.

Quintin Cappelle MD By Quintin Cappelle August 18, 2021
Scott Spritzer, D.O. By Scott Spritzer August 18, 2021
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6 most common types of chronic pain treated by neurosurgeons

Nearly 100 million Americans experience chronic pain, ranging from back pain to headaches. Read about the most common types evaluated and treated by neurosurgeons.

Navid Khezri MD By Navid Khezri April 12, 2021
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What are the stages of a migraine?

Migraines affect 39 million people in the U.S. Understanding the four stages of a migraine can lead to improving migraine prevention and treatment.

Nancy Erickson MD By Nancy Erickson March 24, 2021
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8 tips for managing chronic pain

Got pain? Get 8 tips to help you help you have the best function and quality of life possible.

Matthew Schumann PhD By Matthew Schumann December 18, 2020
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Does caffeine treat or trigger headaches?

Many people ask whether caffeine can treat or trigger a headache. Learn how your morning cup of joe actually can do both.

Kelli Tornstrom NP By Kelli Tornstrom October 12, 2020
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Oh, my aching head

Whether they're pounding, pulsing or piercing, headaches are a pain. Learn about the types of headaches, common treatments and prevention.

October 2, 2019
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Headache medication: Get the facts

Concerned about taking prescription medications for your frequent headaches? Get the facts for relief.

Angela Oldenberg, N.P. By Angela Oldenberg June 18, 2018
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Botox as a treatment for chronic migraines

People who suffer from chronic migraines know the debilitating pain. There are many different treatment options, including medications and Botox injections.

Scott Spritzer, D.O. By Scott Spritzer May 5, 2017
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6 tips for headache relief

It is common for adults to experience the tight aching pain of a tension headache occasionally. According to the World Health Organization, about 50 percent 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.

Kerri Crank, N.P. By Kerri Crank April 27, 2017

Common questions about headaches

Virtually everyone experiences at least one headache at some time during his or her life. They can range from an everyday mild headache to a severe life-threatening symptom that requires immediate emergency care.

Jamie Johannes DO By Jamie Johannes July 29, 2015
Erin Pokorny FNP

Headaches are a pain

We have all experienced the annoying, relentless and throbbing pain associated with a headache. However, did you know that there are several different types of headaches, and knowing the type you've got can be the first step in effectively treating it?

Erin Pokorny FNP By Erin Pokorny August 13, 2014