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What Type Of Headache Do You Suffer From?

Published : January 1, 2022


Tension Type Headaches

Tension type headaches (TTH) are the most common type of headaches. They are most common at the ages of 30-39, however they can begin at a younger age and tend to happen less often after age 39.

Depending on how often these headaches are experienced, determines if you suffer from episodic or chronic TTH. Chronic TTH are those that occur more than 180 days per year. 1-3% of people who experience TTH suffer from chronic TTH.

These headaches are commonly caused by stress, fatigue, lack of sleep and menstruation. They tend to begin in the morning and can increase in intensity throughout the day.

The pain is often described as being a dull and tight pressure around the forehead/eye region. TTH can last from 30 minutes to 7 days.

Cervicogenic Headaches

These headaches are much more rare than the others stated above. Up to 4.1% of the population suffer from these headaches.

They are most common in people aged 30-40 years and they affect men and women the same.

Cervicogenic headaches are often due to having poor posture for a long period of time (sitting at a desk with neck forward) or having a history of neck/head trauma. Pain will begin where your hair meets your neck at the back of your head.

This pain commonly refers up over the ear and to the forehead region, as well as to the shoulder. The pain is often described as a nagging, dull ache. These headaches can last from hours to days.

Cluster Headches

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