Other Headaches

Other Headaches:

Includes :Post Traumatic Headaches, TMJ Syndrome, Toxic Headaches, Infectious Headaches, Metabolic Headaches

Post Traumatic Headaches (& Concussion)
Trauma can result in injury to the neck and muscles around the head region as well as the brain tissue itself and should be properly investigated, especially where an impact has occurred. Even apparently mild impacts can result in significant headaches and there may be a considerable delay in their onset after the initial trauma.The mechanisms of such headaches can include similar mechanisms for Cervicogenic headaches (see this section) as well as damage to neurological tissues directly (see “Nerve problems” on the head rollover on the homepage)

TMJ Syndrome-

See the head rollover on the homepage “Jaw problems”

Toxic Headache-

These headaches usually occur as a result of exposure to chemicals and toxic substances. Excessive alcohol intake ‘hangover‘ is one of the most common causes. Other causes can include heavy metal poisoning, carbon monoxide, a number of medications, even withdrawal from vaso-active substances such as caffeine. See the head rollover on the homepage..”Other problems”.

Infectious Headache

A good example of this is the common flu which can produce generalized aches and pains as well as headaches. Other examples may include sinus infections and more serious illnesses such as meningitis and encephalitis.

Metabolic Headache

Diseases involving the endocrine system (hormones) can readily lead to headaches.Examples include: Cushings syndrome, Thyroid problems, Renal and Liver diseases amongst others.

Brain and Nerve Problems-

See Head rollover on homepage “Nerve problems”

It is also important to note that many headaches and migraines have a number of ‘ingredients’ which combine to produce head pain. For further information please see the rollover sections on the homepage head illustration to see specific problems in specific parts of the head, neck and face.

key words: other headaches, post trauma headaches, tmj syndrome, tmj, toxic headacahes, infectious headaches, metabolic headaches

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