Headache symptoms allow Dr. Pira Sadeghi to effectively determine the cause in order to create an appropriate treatment plan. Most headaches are not the result of a serious illness. However, some may result from a life-threatening condition that requires emergency care. Headaches are generally classified as Primary or Secondary headaches. Below we will take a look at headache causes for both primary and secondary classifications. 

Primary Headaches

A primary headache is caused by over-activity of or problems with pain-sensitive structures in your head, and is not a symptoms of an underlying disease. Chemical activity in your brain, the nerves or blood vessels surrounding your skull, or the muscles of your head and neck can play a role in primary headaches. Some people may also carry genes that make them more likely to develop such headaches.

Secondary Headaches

A secondary headache is a symptom of a disease that can activate the pain-sensitive nerves of the head. Any number of conditions can cause secondary headache. Some possible causes of secondary headaches include:

  • Acute sinusitis
  • Arterial tears
  • Blood clot
  • Brain aneurysm
  • Brain AVM
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Dental problems
  • Concussion
  • Ear infection
  • Hangovers
  • Stroke

Whether you are suffering from a primary or a secondary headache, it is important to seek diagnosis for proper treatment and pain relief. Contact TMJ & Sleep Apnea Help Center of Glendale, CA to learn more about different headache causes.

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt