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Headache - Pain Management | Neurological Center of Northern VA


A headache is when you experience pain in any region of the head. This pain may occur on one or both sides of the head, be isolated to a certain location, or radiate across the head from one point. Headache may appear gradually or suddenly, last less than an hour or for several days.



  • Pain in your head that can be a sharp pain, a throbbing sensation or a dull ache


How to treat before seeking medical advice:

Take pain medicine such as ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin), acetaminophen (Tylenol), or naproxen (Aleve).