Headaches

Headaches are one of the most common pain-related health problems in both children and adults. You may have a headache along with another minor health problem such as a sore throat, cold, or sinus problem.

Jerry’s Story: Reducing Stress to Stop Tension Headaches

Jerry, 32, works in customer service at a call center. So he’s hunched over a computer for most of his work day. “I love my job, but it can be stressful. I hold my stress in my shoulders and neck. My shoulders are always up around my ears. A lot of times, I leave at the end of the day with a big headache.” Jerry usually…

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Head

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to take pictures of the head. In many cases, MRI gives information that can’t be seen on an X-ray, ultrasound, or computed tomography (CT) scan. For an MRI of the head, you lie with your head inside a special machine…

Medicines for Cluster Headaches

Medicines may stop a cluster headache after it starts and prevent more headaches from occurring. Finding the right medicine can take some time. You may need a combination of medicines to effectively treat your cluster headaches. Medicines and treatments that stop cluster headaches after they start Treatments most often…

Migraine Headache Triggers

Triggers of migraine headaches are different for each person. Triggers include changes in daily routine, foods, hormones, medicines, lights, odors, or other things in the environment. The most common migraine triggers are: Stress (either during a stressful time or right after stress subsides). Menstrual cycle in women…