Standards of Care for Headache Diagnosis and Treatment

Standards of Care for Headache Diagnosis and Treatment

Almost 40 million Americans experience migraines, yet only about 48 percent who have the symptoms of migraine actually receive a proper diagnosis. Migraine is a chronic neurologic disorder characterized by recurring attacks of head pain and associated symptoms such as…

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Headache Categories

Headache Categories

Primary or benign headaches are not due to an organic underlying condition. However, these common headaches are legitimate biological disorders, not psychological conditions. Science is rapidly progressing to better understand the cause of primary headaches. TENSION-TYPE HEADACHE Approximately 78% of…

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Sinus Headache: Everything You Need to Know

Sinus Headache: Everything You Need to Know

Whether the symptoms of headache are due to sinus disease should be determined through an examination by a physician. The headache of sinus origin or acute sinusitis is usually associated with constant pain and tenderness over the affected sinus, a…

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Tension-Type Headache: Everything You Need to Know

Tension-Type Headache: Everything You Need to Know

Tension-type headache is a nonspecific headache, which is not vascular or migrainous, and is not related to organic disease. The most common form of headache, it may be related to muscle tightening in the back of the neck and/or scalp….

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Migraine Disease: Everything You Need to Know

Migraine Disease: Everything You Need to Know

Almost 40 million Americans live with migraine disease and headache disorders, with women being affected three times more often than men. This vascular headache is most commonly experienced between the ages of 15 and 55, and 70% to 80% have…

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Cluster Headache: Everything You Need to Know

Cluster Headache: Everything You Need to Know

Cluster headache refers to the characteristic grouping or clustering of attacks. Cluster headaches may also be known as histamine headache, red migraine, Horton’s headache, and cephalalgia or sphenopalatine neuralgia. The headache periods can last several weeks or months, and then…

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