By Lori Montgomery, MD, CCFP
Headache is one of the most common pain problems in the general population – almost everyone will have a significant headache at some point in their lives. Tension-type headaches are the most common, although for most people, these are mild enough that they don’t need to seek medical help. Migraines are extremely common as well, and they are the most likely headache to bring a person to their doctor. When headaches become chronic, regardless of the diagnosis, treatment involves a combination of medications, exercise, and lifestyle changes.
This site describes the following types of headaches: