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What does it mean to have a "chronic" headache?

People who suffer chronic daily headaches experience headaches more than 15 days a month. There are several kinds of chronic daily headaches. They include chronic tension headaches, chronic cluster headaches and chronic migraines.

Dr. Steven A. Meyers, MD
Diagnostic Radiologist

 

Chronic daily headache is defined as having headaches on more than 15 days per month for at least 3 months. Most persons with chronic daily headache have either chronic migraine or chronic tension type headache. Over use of certain medications may increase the chances of developing chronic daily headache.

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