Most people are familiar with the term migraine. It refers to a throbbing headache occurring on one or both sides of the head, usually associated with nausea, light sensitivity (photophobia) and sound sensitivity (phonophobia). Another common headache is called a tension headache. This type of headache is usually associated with a tight, band-like pressure sensation around the head. These two headaches are the most common types that physicians deal with. When they persist for 3 or more months, we refer to them as chronic.
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