Classification of Headache
The most recognized classification for headache is from the International Headache Society. The International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD) is an in-depth hierarchical classification of headaches containing explicit diagnostic criteria for headache disorders. They classify headaches into primary, secondary, cranial neuralgias and primary facial pain as outlined below:
- Primary Headaches.
- Migraine Headaches.
- Tension-type headache.
- Cluster Headaches.
- Other primary headaches.
- Secondary Headaches.
- Headache attributed to head and/or neck trauma - Cervicogenic Headaches.
- Acute post-traumatic headache.
- Chronic post-traumatic headache.
- Acute headache attributed to whiplash injury.
- Chronic headache attributed to whiplash injury.
- Exercises and acupuncture can help with the management of headaches.