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About Headaches

woman suffering from a headache

Millions of Americans suffer from headaches. Drexel neurologists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of headaches, including migraines, tension headaches and cluster headaches.

Learn about treatment options for headache sufferers at the Drexel Neurosciences Institute.

Tension Headaches

The most common type of headache is tension headache, which can occur due to muscle contractions in the scalp or neck. Tension headaches can also occur secondary to alcohol, caffeine, or nicotine consumption, an infection such as a cold or the flu, eye strain, fatigue or overexertion.
Learn more about tension headaches.


Migraines are a specific type of headache, usually accompanied by symptoms such as visual disturbances (blind spots, blurred vision, seeing stars, etc.), nausea, light sensitivity, or difficulty concentrating.
Learn more about migraine headaches.

Pseudotumor Cerebri

Pseudotumor cerebri is a condition with some symptoms similar to those of a migraine, including visual disturbances and nausea. Certain medicines and medical conditions can increase the likelihood that a patient will develop this condition.
Learn more about pseudotumor cerebri.

Cluster Headaches

Cluster headaches are one-sided, and may involve other symptoms such as a stuffy nose or watering eyes. Not much is known about the cause of cluster headaches, but they may occur in relation to a sudden release of histamine or seratonin. They are more common in men than women.
Learn more about cluster headaches.

The information on these pages is provided for general information only and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment, or as a substitute for consultation with a physician or health care professional. If you have specific questions or concerns about your health, you should consult your health care professional.

The images being used are for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted is a model.

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