Headache and Facial Pain

Headache is describes as a painful sensation in any part of the head, the pain can be dull or sharp and it may also occur with other symptoms. Headache and facial pain are common complaints in OPD facilities. Headaches are treated with medication, stress management and biofeedback.

Trigeminal neuralgia is the most common term associated with a chronic facial pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from face to brain. Trigeminal neuralgia pain most commonly affects only one side.

Primary headaches are those that aren’t due to any underlying medical condition. It includes

  • Cluster headaches.
  • Migraine.
  • New daily persistent headaches (NDPH).
  • Tension headaches.

Secondary headaches are mostly symptoms of other diseases, such as:

  • Disease of blood vessels in the brain.
  • Head injury.
  • High blood pressure (hypertension).
  • Infection.
  • Medication overuse.
  • Sinus congestion.
  • Trauma.
  • Tumor.

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