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head·ache

(hed'āk),
Pain in various parts of the head, not confined to the area of distribution of any nerve.
See also: cephalodynia.

cephalalgia

(sĕf′ə-lăl′jə)
n.
Pain in the head; a headache.

cephalalgia

[sef′əlal′jə]
Etymology: Gk, kephale, head, algos, pain
headache, often combined with another word to indicate a specific type of headache, such as histamine cephalalgia. Also called cephalea, cephalgia. See also histamine headache.

head·ache

(HA) (hed'āk)
Pain in various parts of the head, not confined to the area of distribution of any nerve.
See also: cephalodynia
Synonym(s): cephalalgia, encephalalgia.

cephalalgia

Headache or pain in the head.

Patient discussion about cephalalgia

Q. Are there different Kinds of Headaches? I noticed that my headaches don't always feel the same way. Are there different kinds of headaches?

A. There are a few kinds of headaches:
1. Tension headaches: caused by stress, fatigue, poor posture, eye strain, tobacco and alcohol use or before and after a period (for women).
2. Migraine headache: Migraine is the cause of 20 per cent of all headaches. This type of headache occurs when blood vessels of the head and neck constrict, resulting in a decrease in blood flow to the vessels.

Q. What are some ways to treat headaches? I have been suffering from headaches for a long time now. How can I treat them?

A. If the doctor has examined you without finding any serious cause for the headaches, these tips might help:
• Avoid excessive use of alcohol and tobacco.
• Engage in correct posture while sitting and working. The type of chair you use is important. It should be one that maximizes comfort and good posture and may need to be adjusted to suit your needs.
• Perform relaxation techniques on a consistent basis.
• Get plenty of fresh air and exercise.
• Some people find that taking the natural herbal treatment Feverfew is very effective at reducing or preventing their headaches occurring. This needs to be taken daily – even if no headache is present – to have an effect. Consult your GP before starting this.

Q. How common are headaches in fibromyalgia? Recently my friend was diagnosed as fibromyalgia. He often suffers from headaches. How common are headaches in fibromyalgia?

A. Yes, headaches are seen in person with fibromyalgia which is called as tension-type or recurrent migraine headaches. These headaches are seen in about seventy percent of fibromyalgia. For some people, aggressive treatment of the migraines also provides tremendous relief of the overall pain of fibromyalgia. A comprehensive article on the causes and treatments of headaches in people with fibromyalgia was provided in the July 2005 issue of the Fibromyalgia Network Journal.

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In this report, we present the case of a patient who developed trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia (TAC) after the administration of rTMS for refractory depression.
Plus, a study published in Cephalalgia found that people who have both migraines and hay fever suffer from a more severe form of headache compared with people who have migraine but who don't have seasonal or year-round allergies.
2) The cardinal features of TMD include otalgia, cephalalgia, and restricted or irregular mandibular motion; others include tinnitus, vertigo, aural fullness, and hearing loss.
They take many forms, including migraine, tension-type headache, trigemino-autonomic cephalalgia (cluster headache), primary stabbing headache, primary sex headache, or rarer conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia or persistent idiopathic facial pain.
Findings were published in the international headache journal, Cephalalgia, and represent the first publication of randomized, controlled data examining ONS for the treatment of chronic migraine.
and Europe and has authored multiple research manuscripts published in peer reviewed medical journals, including Movement Disorders, Headache, Cephalalgia, Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology and the American Journal of Psychiatry.
The International Headache Society guidelines were published by SAGE in Cephalalgia.
and across Europe and has authored multiple research manuscripts published in peer reviewed medical journals, including Movement Disorders, Headache, Cephalalgia, Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology and the American Journal of Psychiatry.
1] Boardman et al 'Epidemiology of headache in an English district' Cephalalgia Vol23 No.
LBR-101 has successfully completed Phase 1 trials with active drug being given to 106 volunteers, results of which were published in Cephalalgia, the official journal of the International Headache Society, in December 2013.
All of the presentation abstracts will be published in Cephalalgia, the Journal of the International Headache Society.