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Trigeminal neuralgia

What is trigeminal neuralgia? Trigeminal neuralgia is a type of facial pain. It is caused by a problem with the trigeminal nerve, which is a nerve that is responsible for sensation in the face. The pain is typically described as sharp, brief, electrical. The pain is…

Tension Type Headache

A tension type headache is very different from a migraine. Here are a few facts about tension type headache.  What does a tension type headache feel like?  The pain is mild to moderate, not severe, which does not prevent you from functioning Pain on both sides…

Sleep apnea and migraine

What is sleep apnea?  Sleep apnea means that the breathing stops during sleep, either because the airway gets blocked or because the drive to breathe from the brain stops. Eventually, the low oxygen triggers a gasp for air and the person starts breathing again. What…

How many people have headaches?

Headache is a common symptom that can be caused more than 200 different medical problems (see this link). Some causes are very visible (like brain tumors), but the most common causes like migraine and tension type headache are not visible on available imaging. Tension type…