Primary Headache Disorders

Rafael Benoliel, Eli Eliav

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Primary headache disorders include migraine, tension-type headaches, and the trigeminal autonomic cephalgias (TACs). "Primary" refers to a lack of clear underlying causative pathology, trauma, or systemic disease. The TACs include cluster headache, paroxysmal hemicrania, and short-lasting neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing; hemicrania continua, although classified separately by the International Headache Society, shares many features of both migraine and the TACs. This article describes the features and treatment of these disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513-539
Number of pages27
JournalDental clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)


  • Hemicrania continua
  • Migraine
  • Tension-type headaches
  • Trigeminal autonomic cephalgias


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