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Boone | Carroll | Nevada | Guthrie Center                   (515)212.2420

Primary headaches

A primary headache is caused by problems with or over-activity of pain-sensitive structures in your head or neck. A primary headache isn't a symptom of an underlying disease.


Chemical activity in your brain, the nerves or blood vessels of your head outside your skull, or muscles of your head and neck — or some combination of these factors — may play a role in primary headaches. Some people may carry genes that make them more likely to

develop such headaches.

The most common primary headaches are:

Cluster headache

Migraine (with and without aura)

Tension headache (medically known as tension-type headache)

Trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia (TAC), including cluster headache and paroxysmal hemicrania



Boone | Carroll | Nevada | Guthrie Center | Mid-Iowa Anesthesia & Pain Services LLC.

Phone: (515) 212-2420 | Fax: (515) 433-8975

Business Address: PO Box # 548 Boone, Iowa 50036