A headache is a pain anywhere in the head or neck. The symptoms vary in location, type of pain, and onset. There are many possible causes of headaches, including fatigue, head injury, or stress. If a person experiences a headache three or more times per month, it may be helpful to consult with a headache specialist.
A neurologist with expertise in headaches will ask detailed questions about the person’s medical, social, family, and headache history. They will discuss a number of treatment options for preventing and controlling headaches, including diet restrictions, drug therapy, exercise, and stress reduction.