nav
contact

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

On Tuesday, June 9, we gradually began easing family presence and visitor precautions at all Wake Forest Baptist locations. Learn more

Our Care Options | More COVID-19 Updates 

  • KidsHealth
  • New Patient Appointments

    Locally

    336-716-WAKE

    Toll-free

    888-716-WAKE

  • Returning Patient Appointments

    Contact Clinic Directly


  • Request an Appointment Online

Word! Headache

Word! Headache

What's in this Article?

Headache

Say: HED-ayke

Have you ever thought so hard that your brain started to hurt? A headache is not really a pain in your brain. Your brain tells you when other parts of your body hurt, but it can't actually feel pain. Most headaches happen in the nerves, blood vessels, and muscles that cover your head and neck.

There are different kinds of headaches, but tension headaches, migraines, and headaches that are part of another illness (like the flu or strep throat) are the most common.