Types of Headache and Locations

Author : Full Body Checkup | Published On : 14 Jan 2022


  • Tension headaches
  • Migraines
  • Cluster headaches
  • Headaches induced by cold
  • The headaches associated with sexual activity
  • Headaches by coughs and sneezes
  • Headaches effort



  • Brain tumor or abscess
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Brain Inflammation
  • Intracranial Pressure
  • Aneurysm
  • arteriovenous malformation
  • Head trauma and bruising
  • Meningitis or encephalitis
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Neuralgia
  • Sinusitis

This is important to determine the type of headache that questions, either primary or secondary. This is done with a complete health checkup and neurological examination and complete history of the patient. The answers to the following questions will guide the diagnosis.

  • How long have you suffered from headaches?
  • Is there anything that causes your headaches?
  • Do you experience an aura, flashing rays, numbness, or different signs?
  • Do you have a history of headaches in your family?
  • The current and previous treatment
  • Location, severity, and description of pain


  • Family history of migraine
  • Changes in locations headache
  • menstrual Association
  • auras or prodrome
  • reliable pattern head pain
  • Good general health
  • Resolution sleep
  • Meets the criteria of IHS

Secondary headaches often include signaling elements in the patient’s history and test results that will alert the doctor for further evaluation. The following lists describe these features.

  • Change in the pattern of headache
  • The onset of headache after serving fifty
  • A stroke event
  • Consider the worst headache experienced
  • A subacute progressively worsening headache
  • The headaches are caused by sneezing, coughing, sex, or some effort
  • headaches that resist treatment


  • Numbness, loss of coordination, or paralysis
  • Drowsiness or weakness
  • Memory loss and confusion
  • Loss of sensitivity
  • Neurological changes
  • meningeal irritation
  • Weight loss
  • torticollis
  • Chronic cough or runny nose
  • Fever

Most headaches can be diagnosed without the use of neuroimaging often used to rule out disorders' pain secondary headaches. For patients with acute headaches, where possible head trauma or hemorrhage, a CT scan may be necessary. Following are guidelines for using MRI and CT for diagnosing the disease.

  • An abnormal neurological exam
  • The onset after the age of fifty
  • The worst headache experienced
  • The increased frequency and/or severity of headache.
  • Change in the pattern of head
  • Home abrupt after sneezing, coughing, sex, or effort