Diamond, Seymour Diamond Headache Clinic, Ltd., Chicago, Illinois.
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- Vascular headaches
- Cluster headache
- Muscle-contraction headaches
- Organic headaches
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Pain within the head. Headache is a persistent or lasting pain or discomfort in the head region. The location, intensity, and frequency of the head pain can vary greatly. In general, headaches can be grouped into three primary categories: vascular (migraine and cluster headaches), muscle-contraction (tension), and organic (see illustration). Persistent headache is probably the most common complaint for which people seek a physician's help. See also: Head; Pain
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