Types of Headaches:
- Tension Headaches
This presents as a constant, dull ache all over the head. There may also be soreness of the neck and shoulders and a pain behind the eyes. This type of headache is very common.
A migraine is characterised by intense pain of one side of the head. This may present with nausea/vomiting and/or a heightened sensitivity to light.
- Cluster Headaches
This usually presents as a sudden onset of severe pain, concentrated around one eye. This type of headache gets its name because they often occur in daily clusters. Onset is sudden and may last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. There may be several attacks in one day and this can persist for weeks or even months.
- Exertional Headaches
An exertion headache presents as a throbbing pain throughout the whole head. It is characterised by being brought on by intense physical activity.
- Cervicogenic headaches
A Cervicogenic Headache is a headache caused by issues in the neck. A cervicogenic headache may mimic a migraine. It may present as pain of one side of the head/face, stiffness of the neck, pressure around the eyes. There may also be elements of photosensitivity (sensitivity to light), nausea and/or altered vision