Headaches can vary in nature, symptoms, and causes. The complex nature of these aspects of headaches has led to a multitude of classifications and headache terminology. The website headaches.org lists 24 different types of headaches.

Patients may be diagnosed with one of many different headache syndromes depending on reports of experience and description. Some headaches arise from “central” problems which can range from tumors to chemical imbalances. Other headaches may be due to compression on nerves which cause more “central” pain, and it is these headaches that can be addressed with migraine headache surgery.

In particular, patients who are diagnosed with “cluster headaches”, “migraine headaches”, “chronic daily headaches”, “occipital neuralgia”, and some “post-traumatic headache” patients may be the best candidates for headache surgery.

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