The Types of Headaches
Perhaps one of the many reasons headaches are so widely misunderstood and mistreated is that there are many types of headaches. Tension headaches are among the most common types of headaches. They are also commonly known as chronic daily headaches and are believed to be caused by muscle tension and contraction. Another common and severe type of headache is known as a migraine. Migraine pain is known to cause moderate to severe pounding or throbbing pain but is most well-known for its host of other related symptoms like dizziness, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and sensitivity to light, noise, and odor.
The least common type of headache is known as the cluster headache. Cluster headaches are commonly described as an intense burning or piercing pain that can either be constant or throbbing. As their name suggests, cluster headaches are known for their “clustered” or grouped attacks. Other types of headache include sinus headaches, which are generally characterized by deep pain in the forehead, cheekbones, or bridge of the nose, acute headaches, hormone headaches, and chronic progressive headaches (also known as inflammatory headaches).