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The cause of headaches are multifactorial and sometimes hard to pinpoint. This means that it could be musculoskeletal, neurological, hormonal, environmental, or vascular. A headache journal, including onset, location, frequency, intensity, aggravating factors, and symptomatic relief may help your physician determine the cause of your headaches. Headaches can be anywhere, including the back of your head, side of your head, or front of your head, or even back radiating to the front.
Types of Headaches:
Your doctor will take a complete medical history and perform a physical examination, including a neurological examination. Imaging tests such as x-rays, CT scan, MRI and blood tests may be performed to rule out other conditions, such as infection, tumor, or sinus pathology.
In mild cases of treatment for headaches may include rest, ice and/or heat, and medications. If pain persists, physical therapy or chiropractic care may be advised if the condition is musculoskeletal. It is important to discuss treatment options with your doctor.
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