Headaches: Causes, types, and treatment

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There are just around 25,000 neurologists in EU. Some regions are better covered than others: depending on the country, there are between 4 and 13 neurologists per 100,000 people.1

To help you find the best help possible, Concilio’s medical team is by your side to help you find the solution to your medical problems.

HEADACHE: Headache, migraine, or cluster?

Headaches are pains in the cranial area. There are two types according to their duration: acute headaches, appearing and disappearing rapidly, and chronic headaches, settling gradually and may last for weeks or months. In addition, headaches can take many forms depending on the mode and circumstance of their occurrence, their location and intensity. Thus, there are mainly tension headaches, migraines, and cluster headaches.

Causes and manifestations of headache

Headaches come from multiple causes. By far the most common, tension headaches are often related to stress, lack of sleep, hunger or alcohol abuse. They are manifested by continuous, moderate and diffuse pain.

The cause of migraine, a more particular form of headache, remains unknown. They can present themselves slightly or with very severe pain and begin with localized pain on one side of the head or near one eye. Rarely, the cluster headache occurs at night and is expressed by short but extremely intense pain.

Although headaches are often benign conditions that go away on their own or with mild analgesics, they can still signal serious illness in some cases.

Why is it important to obtain the best care when you are ill?

Concilio enables you to access the best healthcare available to you. Our medical team will personally assist you to help you deal with any health issue.

  • In 45% of cases, your diagnosis or treatment plan could be optimized
  • 9 out 10 doctors prescribe unnecessary medical acts: surgery, repeat investigations, non-compliance with recommended best medical practice
  • All hospitals and clinics are not equal. Some are better suited to treating your illness than others.
  • Medicine is becoming more and more specialized. It can be complicated to obtain reliable medical information and ensure you get to see the medical practitioner that’s right for you and your condition

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  • Author : Florian Reinaud, MD
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  • Author of revisions : Amine Morjane, MD
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