That is the question! And the focus of today’s blog post. In the past several weeks, I have noticed more posts, articles and videos recommending against keeping a calendar after years of being told that it is best to do so. As with everything in this life, everything in moderation and take advice (including mine) with a grain of salt.
That’s what it takes to start a new clinic and feed the embers of a revolutionary healthcare model for those with headache and facial pain. In this post, I take a break from going over primary headache types to discuss this personal epiphany.
Tension Type Headache is one of the primary headache types, most people with tension type headaches do not seek medical attention unless the headache becomes more frequent as in chronic tension type headache.
Primary headache syndromes include migraine, tension-type headache, and trigeminal autonomic cephalgias. This class of headaches includes subtypes like the cluster headache. It is one of the most painful conditions known to mankind. Indeed, this headache-type was once referred to as “suicide headache”.
Migraineurs are not alone in their thoughts and pain, and even their interdependence on loved ones. We can use this to fuel the fire in our fight against headache. February is Headache on the Hill.
Headache is a term used to describe any discomfort above the shoulders, so it typically includes the head and face. It is a symptom, not a diagnosis. “Headache” is the broader umbrella term under which primary and secondary headaches fall. These subcategories can then be further divided.
My New Year resolution for IHC is to increase awareness for headache and facial pain. I will take the next several blog posts to go over basic headache information and some lifestyle strategies that can help. In general, terms used to describe primary headache syndromes are often misunderstood and misused.
Primary headache syndromes include migraine, tension-type headache, and trigeminal autonomic cephalgias. Among the TACs is the most painful headache condition known to mankind: the cluster headache.