These are headaches that occur independently and are not caused by another medical condition.
The most common primary headaches are:
- Migraine headaches
- Tension-type headaches
- Cluster headaches
These are headaches where the symptoms are caused by another health disorder.
Examples of these headaches are:
- A headache caused by trauma
- A headache caused by a cranial or neck vascular disorder
- A headache caused by a substance or its withdrawal
Neuropathies & Facial pains and other headaches
This third category is not as common as the first two. Headaches in this category are those that are caused by problems with the cranial nerves and other facial pains.
In some upcoming blog posts, I will go through a few of the more common headache types from the primary and secondary categories described above. I believe that the more you know about headaches and what can cause them the better you can go about treating them. Stay tuned for these.