Understanding Headaches

A headache is pain or discomfort in the head or face area. Headaches vary greatly in terms of pain location, pain intensity, and how frequently they occur.

Our Neurology Clinic provides diagnosis and treatment for all forms of headaches.

The Neuroscience Institute's headache specialists diagnose and treat all forms of headaches from the most benign to the warning signs of a serious disease.

Headache can be categorized as primary or secondary. Headache is considered primary in the absence of a disease or medical condition. Examples of primary headache include tension headache, migraine headache, and cluster headache. Secondary headaches are caused by medical conditions, such as brain aneurysm, brain tumor, brain infection, stroke, sinusitis, neck injuries or abnormalities and sleep apnea.

Physicians and staff combine extensive experience, compassion and the latest technology in addressing health problems due to headache. The physicians at our clinic have a track record of successfully managing many conditions and alleviating suffering. The majority of our patients have experienced improvement in their headaches, resulting in less time lost from work and other important activities of daily life. If you or someone you know suffer from headaches, please call us and we would be glad to help you.

DocTalk | Understanding Headaches | Alexey Shikuev, MD

In this video, Dr. Shikuev answers the following questions at the listed times:

0:22 What are the main types of headaches, and what are their differences?

1:16 How often do people have headaches, and who suffers from them more?

1:56 What are the newer options for prevention and treatment, particularly for migraines?

3:33 What are rebound or medication overuse headaches? How can you prevent them?

4:47  If you're having more frequent headaches, should you keep a diary?

5:14 When should you see a provider about your headaches?