Headaches Center

General Overview

The term "headache" refers to head pain. There are several different types of headaches. The causes of a headache vary depending on the type of headache.


Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures

Living With Headaches

Rerun imageIn her own words: living with chronic migrainesRead about one woman's struggle with chronic migraine headaches.Kids get headaches, tooLearn how you can help your child deal with headaches.

Treating Headaches

Picking a pain reliever: which one should you take?Your local drugstore probably has an entire aisle (or at least half of one) devoted to nonprescription pain relievers, such as aspirin, Tylenol (acetaminophen), Advil (ibuprofen), and so on. But which one should you take to stop that headache?

Special Topics

Sexual headaches: from ecstasy to agonyImagine getting an explosive headache just as you reach orgasm! Here's why it happens and what to do if it happens to you.

Related Conditions

Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)

American Council for Headache Education

National Headache Foundation


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