The Headache Clinic

Identify your headaches

Headaches are very common neurological conditions and can affect almost everyone at least once in their lifetime. Headaches are not all the same and can be distinguished by the different types of pain, the areas of the head affected, the associated symptoms (nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, etc), the duration, the frequency and the response to analgesics.

Headaches are not necessarily related to a serious neurological condition but it is important to identify the type of headache you have so it can be treated accordingly and effectively.

The International Classification of Headache Disorders categorizes headaches into three groups: primary, secondary and cranial neuralgias.