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Headaches & Migranes

Find Relief From Headaches
If you suffer from regular, debilitating headaches, schedule an appointment to see Danny Bartel M.D.

Headaches are defined simply as pain in any region of the head. They can occur on one or both sides of the head and can be isolated to a certain area or radiate throughout the entire head from one point. Headaches can appear as a sharp pain, a throbbing sensation, or a dull ache. They can develop gradually or suddenly and may last under an hour or up to several days.

Common Causes of Headaches
Headaches can be classified as "primary" or "secondary."

The most common primary headaches are:
  • Cluster headache
  • Migraine
  • Migraine with aura
  • Tension headache
  • Trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia (TAC)

Primary headaches can be a potential symptom of an underlying disease if you are suffering from chronic daily headaches, cough headaches, exercise headaches, or sex headaches.

A primary headache can be caused by many different factors, such as:
  • Alcohol (especially red wine)
  • Bad posture
  • Certain foods, such as processed meats, which contain nitrates
  • Changes in sleep or lack of sleep
  • Skipping meals
  • Stress

Some of the common types of secondary headaches you may experience include:
  • External compression headaches
  • "Ice cream" headaches
  • Medication overuse headaches
  • Sinus headaches
  • Spinal headaches
  • Thunderclap headaches

Secondary headaches can be caused by a variety of conditions, including:
  • Acute sinusitis (sinus infection)
  • Arterial tears
  • Blood clot within the brain
  • Brain aneurysm
  • Brain AVM (arteriovenous malformation)
  • Brain tumor
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Chiari malformation
  • Concussion
  • Dehydration
  • Dental problems
  • Ear infection
  • Encephalitis (brain inflammation)
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Glaucoma
  • Hangovers
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Influenza (flu) and fevers
  • Intracranial hematoma
  • Medications for other disorders
  • Meningitis
  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • Overuse of pain medication
  • Panic attacks and panic disorder
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Pressure from tight headgear, such as a helmet or goggles
  • Pseudotumor cerebri
  • Stroke
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

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