Category: Other Headaches

Top Ten Facts about the neck and migraines

In humans, the head and the neck pain networks are linked and can cross-talk The sensation of the face, head, sinuses, teeth, jaw are carried through the trigeminal nerve (V1, V2, V3). The sensation of the neck and upper shoulder are carried through the cervical…

Other headaches associated with migraine

People with migraine have particular brains that may be prone to develop other types of headaches. Here are a few examples.  Post-traumatic headache A person with migraine who has a concussion has more risk of developing persistent headaches. Migraines may also deteriorate after a trauma….

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…

Intracranial hypertension or pseudotumor cerebri: basics

What is idiopathic intracranial hypertension? The pressure inside the head should be stable. Imagine a car tire: if the pressure’s too low, it gets flat (in the head that causes the intracranial hypotension syndromes), and if it’s to high it can damage the tire.  Idiopathic…

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…

Neck Pain and migraine….is this cervicogenic headache?

STORYBOX 1: Mandy, 27, has migraines since she’s 15. She has more migraines during her period. Her usual frequency is 10 days per month. She’s tall, lean, and has hyperextensible joints. She used to practice yoga and light weights, but now she’s working full time…