About Primary Headaches

Primary headaches are severe forms of headaches that can affect the quality of a patient's life if left untreated, or treated improperly.

Primary headaches are typically not dangerous but can severely impact a person's ability to live a normal daily life depending on the severity of their condition.

Listed below are some of the most common forms of primary headaches treated by The Advanced Headache Center's headache doctors in NYC and NJ. 



Migraine pain is a mild to severe throbbing headache that can last for a few hours to a few days and can occur a few times per month.

Patients who experience migraines are often sensitive to light, noise, smells and movement.

Migraines can also lead to various other symptoms including nausea, vomiting, dizziness and loss of appetite.

Some patients who experience migraines have certain triggers that can start an episode of migraines. Read More

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Chronic Headaches

Chronic headaches are headaches that can last for days and get progressively worse, making them at times disabling.

Sometimes there may be headache free days, but if you find that you have a headache more days than not, these are often chronic headaches.

Primary chronic headaches can be attributed to tension, migraines, or other conditions.  Read More

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Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are the most common types of headaches and are associated with the muscles surrounding the head, neck and shoulders.

Muscle contractions, tightness or inflammation can cause tension headaches. Read More

Cluster Headaches

Cluster headaches are the least common form of headaches but can be the most severe. 

Patients who experience cluster headaches often describe an intense throbbing or sharp pain behind the eyes.

Cluster headaches typically come in the form of an "attack" and can occur more than once a day during this attack.

Cluster headaches may go away for a period of time but often come back. Read More

Occipital Neuralgia

This condition is a distinct type of headache caused by irritation or injury of the occipital nerves.

These nerves travel from the base of the skull through the scalp.

This condition can result in severe pain and muscle spasms. Read More