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Quick-start guide to headaches
Pain from migraines, cluster headaches, and other types of headaches require very different treatments.
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Pain around the eye and throbbing on one side of the head — they're common headache symptoms, but what do they mean? "Many times people assume a headache is due to sinusitis, and they put up with it for years," says Dr. John Pettinato, a neurologist with Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Understanding your pain can help you find the best approach to treatment.
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