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New Daily Persistent Headache

What is New Daily Persistent Headache? According to the International Classification of Headache Disorder (the reference book for headache diagnosis), a diagnosis of NDPH can be made if:  A. Persistent headache fulfilling criteria B and C B. Distinct and clearly remembered onset, with pain becoming…

Cluster headache : basics

What are the typical characteristics of a cluster headache attack? Location of pain: eye, temple, forehead. The pain may also go to the cheek, jaw, teeth and neck.  Type of pain: very severe, excruciating. Sometimes described as a poker crushing the eye. The pain may…

Vestibular migraine

STORYBOX : David has migraine attacks a few days per month, with light sensitivity and nausea. When he was a kid, he was car sick. Last year, he woke up one morning with severe vertigo and could not walk. He went to the ED and received…

Should I worry about this headache?

Headache is an extremely common symptom that can be caused by migraine, but also tumors, infections and other illnesses. There are more than 200 causes of headache in the International Classification Of Headache Disorders! (our Bible for headache diagnosis).  The vast majority of headaches are…

Medical Article

Migraine with aura: an overview

STORYBOX: Shelly is now familiar with her aura. The normal one starts with a little flashing dot on the right side of her vision. The dot becomes bigger and transforms into squiggly lines. Gradually, this flashing becomes gray then dark. After 40 minutes, she gains…

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