Headache Types Directory
There are many types of headaches. Each has its own symptoms, causes, and treatment. Headaches can be grouped into two major categories: primary and secondary. Primary headaches happen on their own, meaning there is no other medical condition. These headaches are recurrent, may have family history, or have triggers like foods or something your senses pick up. Secondary headaches may be due to other health conditions, medications, infections, or exertion. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage on headache types, how to manage them, and much more.
Cervicogenic Headache: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
Learn more about this kind of headache that comes from problems in your neck.
Thunderclap Headaches - Symptoms, Causes,and Treatment
It’s like a clap of thunder and a storm raging in your head. WebMD explains possible causes of thunderclap headaches, some of which may be life-threatening.
What Are Silent Migraines?
A silent migraine can have symptoms of any phase of a migraine -- but without the classic pain around your temples. Learn more about them and what you can do.
Rebound Headaches - Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Prevention
An overview of rebound headaches, which occurs when someone overuses or misuses pain relieving drugs to treat headaches or migraines.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Types of Headaches
Tension? Migraine? Cluster? Find out more about the different kinds of headaches.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Migraine Headaches
Learn about the many different symptoms, triggers, and treatments for these severe headaches. Pictures show the visual problems (aura) and brain structures affected.
Slideshow: Ditch These 12 Hangover Myths Now
WebMD helps you separate myth from fact as we examine popular hangover avoidance techniques, morning-after remedies, and other widely held hangover beliefs.
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Headaches?
Have a headache? Take this quiz to see if you know headache symptoms, treatments, and how to tell the difference between migraines, cluster headaches, tension headaches, and sinus headaches.
Headache Quiz: Migraine Myths, Facts & Treatment
Have a headache? Take this quiz to see how much you know about migraines and how you can ease the pain with migraine treatment.