A sharp headache is often caused by spasms of the vessels of the brain with cervical osteochondrosis, hypertensive crisis. The most dangerous are vascular accidents - rupture of an aneurysm, intracranial hemorrhage. In addition, stress, nervous tension, taking certain medications and eating unhealthy foods can cause pain.
Tension headache (tension-type pain, the most common and common headache) is most often mild, but may recur regularly and last for up to a week. The nature of the pain is pressing or constricting, it can spread both to the entire head and to its part - the back of the head, forehead, crown. This type of pain occurs in those who, by the nature of their activities, often experience prolonged muscle tension (forced posture while working at a computer, driving a car, an uncomfortable position during sleep), are constantly exposed to psycho-emotional stress.
Frequent headaches can be caused by a number of factors: stress, overexertion, various infectious diseases and inflammatory processes, food intolerance and many others. Regular repetition of painful sensations indicates that the problems in the body are chronic in nature and require an obligatory visit to a specialist for diagnosis and treatment.
Severe headaches are often caused by reasons such as migraines, pressure drops, sinusitis, traumatic brain injury, and infectious diseases. If the painful sensations increase, this is a sure sign of abnormalities in the work of the body. Prolonged headaches are especially dangerous, as they are symptoms of such serious diseases as meningitis, lesions of the nervous system (arachnoiditis, encephalitis), tuberculosis, syphilitic lesions of the nervous system, parasitic diseases. Prolonged pain may also indicate a brain tumor.