Headache is a common presenting complaint , but unless it is accompanied by other symptoms or neurological signs , is seldom associated significant neurological disease .
⇒ Tension-type headache
⇒ Cluster headache
⇒ Trigeminal neuralgia
⇒ Atypical facial pain
⇒ Benign paroxysmal headaches
⇒ Intracerebral bleeding ( subdural haematoma, subarachnoid hemorrhage )
⇒ >Raised intracranial pressure ( brain tumour )
⇒ Infection ( meningitis, encephalitis, brain abscess)
⇒ Inflammatory disease ( temporal arthritis, other vasculitis, arthritis)
⇒ Post-herpetic neuralgia
⇒ Referred pain from other structures ( orbit, temporomandibular joint, neck)
It differs according to the root cause.
To avoid unnecessary investigations , a careful history taking from the patient is very important along with general and neurological examination to find the exact reason.
Safe herbo-mineral medicines are there in Siddha system for these headaches.