Secondary headache

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A secondary headache is brought about by a separate health disorder. Secondary headaches are usually more serious than primary headaches, and may require urgent medical attention.

Common Causes of Secondary Headaches

 * Head or neck trauma[1]
 * Cranial or cervical vascular disorder[1]
 * Nonvascular intracranial disorder[1]
 * Infection[1]
 * Psychiatric disorder[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Jerry W. Swanson, M.D. "Mayo Clinic on Headache." Mayo Foundation, 2004: p. 13