Below is an excerpt from an article I read online at the Brigham and Women's Hospital website. It provides a comprehensive overview of what headaches are, the type of headaches, causes of headaches treatment and more:
What is a headache?
A headache is pain or discomfort in the head or face area. Headaches vary greatly in terms of pain location, pain intensity, and how frequently they occur. As a result of this variation, several categories of headache have been created by the International Headache Society (IHS) to more precisely define specific types of headaches.
What aches when you have a headache?
There are several areas in the head that can hurt when you have a headache, including the following:
a network of nerves that extends over the scalp
certain nerves in the face, mouth, and throat
muscles of the head
blood vessels found along the surface and at the base of the brain (these contain delicate nerve fibers)
The bones of the skull and tissues of the brain itself do not hurt because they do not have pain-sensitive nerve fibers. Read More
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