Headaches can be classified into three different categories. Generally a headache is a pain in the head or upper neck. A headache is the most common area of pain in a human being.A primary headache could be a chronic daily headache. A chronic headache happens a minimum of fifteen days per month. It lasts at least four hours per occurrence.
Tension, migraine and the cluster headache are the three groups of headaches in the primary headache category. A tension headache is the most common primary headache. Tension headaches are identified by a dull, aching head pain. There is a feeling of pressure and tightness. These pains occur across the forehead or on the sides and back of the neck or both, There is tenderness on your scalp, neck and shoulder muscles. Tension headaches last from thirty minutes to a week. The start of a tension headache comes from sustained contraction of face and neck muscles often due to fatigue, stress or frustration. More women get tension headaches than men. It is a fact that 90% of adults either have had a tension headache or have had the symptoms.
Migraine headaches are referred to as the sick headache. Symptoms of a migraine headache are: visual disturbances where there are blind spots or flashing lights in the eyes, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Severe migraine headaches can cause weakness or numbness on one side of the body, or slurred speech. Any physical activity aggravates a migraine headache. Both adults and children can get migraine headaches. As children, boys and girls are affected equally. After puberty more females then males are affected.
Migraines and cluster headaches are vascular in nature, All three of these headaches have a migraine headache. Cluster is a rare type of headaches normally found in adults. A cluster headache is an occurrence of migraines in groups or series. Cluster headaches usually are on one side of the head with an excruciating attack that centers around one eye. All three of these headaches display the symptoms of pain in the head above the eyes or ears, behind the head or in the back of the upper neck.