Non-migrainous Headache

Reference work entry


Headache is conventionally classified as primary (including migraine, tension-type headache, and trigeminal autonomic cephalgias), secondary (including headaches associated with cerebrovascular disease, intracranial neoplasm, trauma, and infection), and cranial neuralgias (including trigeminal neuralgia). Management of secondary headaches is usually straightforward, but the pathophysiology of primary headaches is not well understood, and treatment is often unsatisfactory.


Cluster Headache Trigeminal Neuralgia Giant Cell Arteritis Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Further Reading

  1. Blumenfeld A, Schim J, Brower J (2010) Pure tension-type headache versus tension-type headache in the migraineur. Curr Pain Headache Rep 14:465–469PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Francis GJ, Becker WJ, Pringsheim TM (2010) Acute and preventive pharmacologic treatment of cluster headache. Neurology 75:463–473PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Franzini A, Messina G, Codella R et al (2010) Deep brain stimulation of posteromedial hypothalamus: indications, long-term results, and neurophysiological considerations. Neurosurg Focus 29:e1–e13CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Goadsby PJ, Cittadini E, Cohen AS (2010) Trigeminal autonomic cephalgias: paroxysmal hemicrania, SUNCT/SUNA, and hemicrania continua. Semin Neurol 30:186–191PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Halker R, Vargas B, Dodick DW (2010) Cluster headache: diagnosis and treatment. Semin Neurol 30:175–185PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Ju Y-ES, Schwedt TJ (2010) Abrupt onset severe headaches. Semin Neurol 30:192–200PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Leone M, Franzini A, Cecchini AP et al (2010) Hypothalamic deep brain stimulation in the treatment of chronic cluster headache. Ther Adv Neurol Disord 3:187–195PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Lipton RB, Stewart SR, Cady RK et al (2000) Sumatriptan for the range of headaches in migraine sufferers: results of the spectrum study. Headache 40:783–791PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Lipton RB, Bigal ME, Steiner TJ (2004) Classification of primary headaches. Neurology 63:427–435PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Naumann M, So CE, Argoff MK et al (2008) Assessment: botulinum neurotoxin in the treatment of autonomic disorders and pain (an evidence-based review): report of the Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. Neurology 70:1707–1714PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Rains JC, Paceta JS (2010) Sleep and headache. Curr Treat Options Neurol 12:1–15PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Seifert TD, Evans RW (2010) Post traumatic headache: a review. Curr Pain Headache Rep 14:292–298PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Vargas BB (2008) Tension-type headache and migraine: two points on a continuum? Curr Pain Headache Rep 12:433–436PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurologyColumbia University College of Physicians & SurgeonsNew YorkUSA

Personalised recommendations