The Savvy Patient - Type of Headache Determines Treatment

Pain can be caused by tension or migraine, or an underlying condition

In this week’s installment of The San Diego Union-Tribune’s “Savvy Patient” column, Scripps Health provides insight on headache types and treatments.


Almost everyone has experienced a headache, but many don’t understand there are many different types, symptoms and levels of severity. Distinguishing the different kinds of headaches is a critical first step toward receiving the appropriate treatment – and in some instances, avoiding larger medical problems.


The types of headaches that occur include: Primary, cluster, migraine, tension or secondary.


Regardless of headache type, always consult a physician if a headache seems unusual or does not respond to treatment.


Read the full article for more: Type of headache determines treatment


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