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.
Headaches - Types, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment
The basics about headaches, including types, diagnosis, and treatment options.
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.
New Daily Persistent Headaches: Constant & Daily Headaches
The causes, symptoms, and treatment of new daily persistent headaches, which start without warning and go on for 3 months or longer.
Cervicogenic Headache: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
Learn more about this kind of headache that comes from problems in your neck.
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Types of Headaches
Tension? Migraine? Cluster? Find out more about the different kinds of headaches.
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.
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.
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 on 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.