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    Medical Reference Related to Migraines & Headaches

    1. Migraine and Headache Terms

      WebMD's glossary of terms related to headaches and migraines.

    2. Migraines and Headaches in Children

      WebMD tells you which signs may indicate a more serious illness behind your child's headaches.

    3. Can a CT Scan Help Diagnose Migraines & Headaches?

      A CT scan of the head may be recommended for people with frequent migraines or headaches, in order to rule out other causes of the pain. WebMD tells you what to expect.

    4. Can an MRI Help Diagnose Migraines and Headaches?

      MRI can't diagnose migraines or headaches but it can rule out other medical conditions.

    5. Migraine Headache Diary

      Print this migraine diary and use it to keep track of your headaches.

    6. Diagnosing Migraines and Headaches With an EEG

      An electroencephalogram (EEG) may be done to look for causes of migraines or headaches. Here's what to expect.

    7. Tension Headaches - Cause

      The cause of tension headaches is not clear. In the past,doctors believed that tension or spasms of the muscles of the neck,face,jaw,head,or scalp played a role in causing these headaches. Now they think a change in brain chemistry may also help cause a tension headache. Tension headaches are the most common type of headache. They can be brought on-or triggered -by things such as stress ...

    8. Vertigo: Level 2 (Harder) Balance Exercises - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Headaches: Should I Have Imaging Tests to Find Out What's Causing My Headaches? ...

    9. Tension Headaches - Symptoms

      Symptoms of tension headaches include: A constant headache that does not throb or pulse. You usually feel the pain or pressure on both sides of your head. Tightness around your forehead that may feel like a "vise grip." Aching pain at your temples or the back of your head and neck. Unlike migraines,tension headaches usually don't occur with nausea,vomiting,or feeling sensitive to both ...

    10. Tension Headaches - Medications

      Two kinds of medicines are used to treat migraines: Medicines to stop a migraine. These are sometimes called abortive medicines. These may be over-the-counter or prescription medicines. If you take the medicine at the first sign you're getting a migraine,you may stop the headache before it starts. Medicines to prevent migraines. These drugs are often called preventive medicines. You get ...

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