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The goal of Virtual Headache Specialist is to provide some expertise and direction for headache and facial pain disorders from the comfort of home without having to travel many miles out of state or country and spend excessive amounts of money to see an expert and to help patients who do not have access to a headache specialist gain insight into possible diagnoses, treatments, and other education regarding their types of headache or facial pain.

This tool will hopefully help decrease the ongoing burden of improperly treated headache and facial pain disorders resulting from a lack of medical access and expertise. The information obtained can also be printed out and taken to a primary care physician or neurologist to help guide them to more accurate diagnoses and more effective treatment decisions.

THIS INFORMATION IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE ONLY and is not a substitute for proper medical care with your physician.

Click on a link below to learn more or use the diagnosis tool on the home page to narrow down what type of headache you might have.

CLUSTER HEADACHE

COLD-STIMULUS HEADACHE

EXTERNAL-PRESSURE HEADACHE

Glossopharyngeal neuralgia

Headache attributed to low cerebrospinal fluid

HEADACHE ATTRIBUTED TO TRAUMA OR INJURY TO THE HEAD AND/OR NECK

HEMICRANIA CONTINUA

Hypnic Headache

Medication overuse headache (rebound headache) with chronic migraine and/or chronic tension-type headache

MENINGITIS/ENCEPHALITIS

MIGRAINE

Nervus intermedius (facial nerve) neuralgia

New Daily Persistent Headache (NDPH)

Nummular Headache

Occipital neuralgia

PAROXYSMAL HEMICRANIA

PRIMARY COUGH HEADACHE

PRIMARY EXERCISE HEADACHE

PRIMARY HEADACHE ASSOCIATED WITH SEXUAL ACTIVITY

PRIMARY STABBING HEADACHE

PRIMARY THUNDERCLAP HEADACHE

Short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) or Short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with cranial autonomic symptoms (SUNA)

TENSION-TYPE HEADACHE

Trigeminal neuralgia