More than 45 million Americans suffer from chronic, recurring headaches and of these, about half suffer from migraines. About 20 percent of children and adolescents also have significant headaches. About 70% of headache sufferers are women. There are over 150 different types of diagnostic headache categories. Diagnosis is complex and treatment is tenuous, but careful examination and rigorous coordination with the patient and physician is the cornerstone to a successful treatment plan. Migraine headaches are the most common and most well known of the headaches. Causes of headaches are mostly unknown, but triggering factors have been well elicited; certain foods, alcohol, stress, anxiety, light, and medicines (oral contraceptives) just to name a few.

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