It is one of the most common sites of pain in the body. It is mainly divided in to four main types — Primary, secondary, cranial neuralgias (pain in the head due to malfunctioning of the nerves) and facial pain. The most common type of primary headaches are tension headaches, migraines and cluster headaches. Most people use OTC (over the counter) medication to treat primary headaches. In case of migraines or cluster headaches, a doctor’s prescription may be required. Seconadry headaches are caused due to some kind of brain injury or underlying illness and requires medical attention. One should visit a doctor if a headache is accompanied with dizziness, vomiting, fever, a stiff neck or weakness.


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