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What Do You Know About Headaches?

When you get a headache, it's usually not the bones of the skull or the brain itself that's hurting. The pain comes from pain-sensitive nerves that are near the muscles and blood vessels of the face, neck, and scalp, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Find out more about headaches by taking this quiz.

1. Which of these is the most common kind of headache?
2. When should you call your doctor?
3. What are some ways to help prevent tension headaches?
4. Which of these can work well as treatment for the occasional tension headache?
5. Which of these foods and beverages can trigger migraine headaches?
6. Migraines can be very painful and debilitating headaches that involve the blood vessels. Scientists don't know exactly what causes migraines, but possible causes include:
7. When a woman who has migraines becomes pregnant, what happens?
8. Rebound headaches are caused by which of the following?
9. Cluster headaches affect men more than women. What is common for a cluster headache?
Online Medical Reviewer: Fetterman, Anne, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Pierce-Smith, Daphne, RN, MSN, CCRC
Date Last Reviewed: 5/1/2017