A primary headache is said to be due to the headache "condition" by itself. Primary headaches they say are the most common.
The most common primary headache types are:
A secondary headache is a headache that is caused by another condition other than the headache itself.
The most common secondary headache types are:
The Most Common Cause of Chronic Headaches
Whether your headache is primary or secondary if we go with the law of averages the most common cause of chronic headaches is by far an underlying neck problem. The truth is there is overlap between primary and secondary headaches. This is why in our opinion primary and secondary headache definitions are a poor way to categorize headaches. All headaches are caused by something so these definitions make it confusing. We feel there is no need for the distinction of primary or secondary headache. We should also point out that the majority of people that suffer with chronic headaches will appear to have a stable predictable sequence of symptoms that will occur again and again over months and unfortunately in many cases years.
Are You A Candidate For Upper Cervical Care
As we noted above underlying neck dysfunction is by far the most common cause of chronic headaches. Dr. Blom is a local upper cervical chiropractor that specializes in the treatment of neck and neck related disorders. If you suspect you have an underlying neck problem that may be causing your headaches you are more than welcome to give us a call directly to schedule an appointment (208) 559-0541 or you can click the link below to schedule.
If you would like to learn more about the relationship between headaches and the neck you can download our ebook. Please note the main topic being discussed is migraine headache however much of the information relates to neck dysfunction that results in headaches.