Cranium Conundrums: What Kinds Of Headaches Are There?

Cranium Conundrums: What Kinds Of Headaches Are There?

From the classic tension tango to the migraine mambo, and the sinus salsa to the cluster cha-cha, we're diving headfirst into the dizzying world of headaches. Buckle-up and hold onto your Advil as we embark on our journey through the world of aches and pains. 


Tension Headache AKA The Basic B*tch

Chances are you’ve suffered a tension headache more than once in your lifetime. These are the most common types of headache and cause a dull pain on each side of the head. Stress, poor posture and muscle tension can all trigger it. 

Migraine AKA The Queen B

These intense headaches often come with gnarly symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, sound sensitivity and visual disturbances (seeing spots). They can last for hours, or even days. Migraines can be caused by a variety of factors ranging from hormonal changes to lack of sleep.


Cluster Headache AKA The One-Pump Chump

Cluster headaches hit with all the intensity of a migraine, but the good news is that they’re short-lived. They typically cause severe pain on one side of the head, around the eye.

Sinus Headache AKA The Wimbledon

Did you know Serena Williams fights sinus headaches on the court most days? You can say you’ve got something in common with the grand prize winner if you’ve ever found yourself dealing with pain from inflammation or infection of the sinuses.


Hormone Headache AKA The Constance LaCienega

As if puberty doesn’t cause enough trouble. Hormone headaches, especially in women, come around during that time of month. Menstruation, pregnancy, menopause––you name it. Estrogen fluctuates like crazy and sets off a series of unenjoyable symptoms including your pounding headache. 

Rebound Headache AKA The Pete Davidson

If you ever think just one more ibuprofen will fix your headache––think carefully. Rebound headaches are consequences of medication overuse. They typically worsen with painkiller overuse and improve when the medication is discontinued. 


Exertional Headache AKA The Good Time

These headaches are from pushing yourself too hard. If you go too hard in the gym, lifting too much or running too far, you can find yourself battling the spins. The other activity that triggers an exertional headache is intercourse, which brings a whole new meaning to practicing safe sex. 

Cervicogenic Headache AKA The Revenge of the Slouch

These headaches originate from problems in the neck or cervical spine. They often cause pain that radiates from the neck to the head and can be triggered by poor posture, neck injury, or cervical spine conditions.

It's important to note that these are general categories, and individual experiences with headaches can vary widely. If you frequently experience severe headaches or if your headaches significantly impact your daily life, it's essential to consult a healthcare professional for in-depth diagnosis and treatment. No one deserves to be miserable all day. Whether it’s a simple hangover or chronic pain, HungovrAF can provide instant relief. Trust us on this one.

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