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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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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

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

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

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

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

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