When we're looking at Migraine and headache information, whether it's from our doctor, a book, or an online article, we sometimes come across medical terms that can be confusing.
Sometimes, it's easy enough to substitute another word or a short phrase for the medical term. At other times, substituting just doesn't convey quite the same meaning or takes more than a few words.
Some of you have expressed an interest in learning more of the medical terminology that comes up when discussing Migraine disease and other headache disorders. So, I'll be posting a "term of the day," probably a couple of times a week. If there are terms you'd like to have defined, please leave a comment to let me know what it is.
Today's term: Secondary Headache Disorder .
Secondary Headache Disorder: headache caused by another illness or disorder.
Cervicogenic headache is an example of a Secondary Headache Disorder .
You can read more about the Secondary Headache Disorder cervicogenic headach...
Full Question: I have been getting headaches every day and all day long for many years. They never go away. There has never been a week in my life where I don't have a headache, and they are getting worse as I get older , and I am only 17 years old. Is this something I should be very concerned about? Chelsea. Answer: Dear Chelsea; Have you seen a doctor for your headaches? If not, why not? Unexplained headaches should always be checked out by a doctor. There's no way for anyone to say if you should be concerned until you find out what type of headaches these are and what's causing them. Are you taking pain relievers for these headaches? If so, they could be making matters worse by causing headaches called medication overuse headaches or rebound headaches. See Medication Overuse Headache: When the Remedy Backfires for more information. Please see your doctor. Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert If you need to find a headach...
Our readers ask some great questions about Migraine disease and other headache disorders here on HealthCentral's Migraine community. Nancy and I both answer questions in our community question and answer section . Dr. Krusz and I answer other questions in our Ask the Clinician column .
Some of the questions apply to many of our readers, and are great topics for discussion. So, every week, I bring you our Question of the Week. I hope you'll take a few minutes to look at these questions and the answers, then join us in discussion. One of the best things about online communities is the opportunity to share information and experiences.
This week's Question of the Week:
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