ALL DEFINITIONSHeadacheDefinitionA headache is a common condition characterized by pain, discomfort, or pressure in the head, scalp, or neck. It can result from various causes, including tension, sinus issues, dehydration, eye strain, or underlying medical conditions.Related Fact SheetsMigraineConcussion TestingCerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST)Abdominal Migraine: Symptoms, Diagnosis & TreatmentMinimally Invasive Sinus SurgeryRelated Newsfrom mlRelated DepartmentsGeneral NeurologyWe evaluate and treat all neurological conditions, and make sure patients are seen by appropriate subspecialists within the Department of Neurology to provide the best possible care. The Yale Headache and Facial Pain Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of headaches and facial pain in adolescents and adults. The Lumbar Puncture Clinic provides analysis to physicians for conditions related to spinal fluid abnormalities. We perform routine testing of cerebral spinal fluid, as well as more specialized testing for demyelinating disease, neoplasms, inflammatory conditions, and infections. We also provide large-volume spinal taps for the diagnosis of normal pressure hydrocephalus. The Neurology Urgent Access Clinic provides expedited evaluation of patients seen in the emergency room as well as those referred from physicians requiring an urgent assessment.Headache & Facial Pain CenterWe specialize in the treatment of headaches and facial pain in adolescents and adults. There has been enormous progress in headache medicine in the last two decades, starting with the development of the triptan class of medications, including Imitrex, to the recent approval of Botox treatment for chronic headaches. Our experts provide the best care possible.