Pain in the Back of the Head

AMF spoke to Medical News Today about common causes of pain in the back of the head, such as migraine or medication overuse headaches.

Headaches can either be the primary cause of pain or a secondary symptom related to pain in other parts of the body. While some headaches might go away on their own, some have more serious causes, like migraine and medication overuse headache, that should be diagnosed and treated by a doctor.

Visit Medical News Today to get an overview of five common types of pain in the back of the head, including tension-type headaches, migraine, medication overuse headache, occipital neuralgia and exercise-induced headache. If you’re looking for a diagnosis or a neurologist to help you come up with a treatment plan, visit the American Migraine Foundation’s directory of healthcare professionals to find a doctor near you.