Forehead headaches can be caused by a number of different things. If you suffer from forehead headaches, it is important to see a doctor to find out the cause and get the appropriate treatment.
Tension headaches: Tension headaches are the most common type of headache. They are usually caused by stress or muscle tension. Symptoms include a dull, constant pain that is not severe.
Cluster headaches: Cluster headaches are a type of headache that comes in cycles. They are usually characterized by severe pain on one side of the head, often around the eye. Cluster headaches can be very disabling and may last for weeks or even months.
Migraines: Migraines are a type of headache that can be very severe. They are usually characterized by throbbing pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light. Migraines can last for hours or even days.
Sinus headaches: Sinus headaches are caused by inflammation of the sinuses. They are often accompanied by facial pain, congestion, and runny nose.
Temporal headaches: are headaches that start in the temples then spread up or down around the ear. This is a type of problem that can sometimes be solved with decompression surgery.
Rhinogenic headaches: are headaches that patients usually describe orginating behind the eye and can be a dull or pulsing constant ache. It’s usually from enlarged turbinates that are in contact with the nasal septum.
There are two types of surgeries that are typically performed for rhinogenic headaches
- Turbinectomy: Turbinectomy refers to a surgical procedure that removes part of bone and soft tissue in the nasal passages
- Septoplasty: The type of surgical procedure that corrects a patients deviated septum
Occipital headaches Occipital headaches are a type of headache that starts in the back of the head. They are often accompanied by neck pain. Occipital headaches can be caused by muscle tension, stress, or inflammation.