According to the National Headache Foundation and the Association of Migraine Disorders there are approximately 150 different types of headaches. These headaches vary greatly and that is why it is so important that those suffering get the proper care.
As reported by the American Migraine Foundation, there are two main categories of headaches.
The first is known as Primary Headaches. These occur when the headache itself is the issue with no serious underlying conditions causing the symptoms or pain. That is to say they are “benign.” No significant illness is causing them to occur.
Secondary Headaches are the second category of headaches. These types of headaches can be caused from a condition or malady, such as an injury, tumor, infection, stroke, or medication.
So how do you know what type of headache you are experiencing? It's important to speak to your medical provider. Until then, educate yourself and connect with others living with headache disease.
A list of headaches provided by CHAMP, can be found on the Headache Types page. There you can find a list of the most common headache types and continue to explore more about headache health.
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