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12 Types of Headaches and Popular Treatment Options


2. Hospital Headaches

A hospital headache is named so not because it takes place in a hospital — though that is a possibility — but typically because it warrants a trip to the nearest healthcare facility. In other words, these are serious headaches that require immediate medical attention.

As you’d expect, these kinds of headaches are very rare. Symptoms include headaches that come on shockingly fast; in seconds rather than minutes or hours. Headaches caused by significant head trauma, such as through a car accident or a sports injury, should also be treated in a hospital. Finally, if a headache is accompanied by speech or vising problems or stiffness in the neck, it’s time to visit the nearest emergency room.

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