Primary Stabbing Headache

There are many different types of headaches. If you experience one type of headache, particularly if you suffer from migraine, you may be more likely to experience another type of headache.

Primary stabbing headache is also known as “ice-pick” headache because pain is concentrated in a very specific area of the head, often the lower jaw, behind the eyes, upper cheeks, or forehead. Sometimes this may even occur in your teeth. It may occur as a single sensation or series of stabbing sensations lasting for a few seconds and goes away and may occur many times a day.

There are several treatment options for this type of headache however it is important to speak with your provider if you are having this symptom as they will need to rule out other causes.

If you feel you are affected by this type of headache, call The Manhattan Center for Headache & Neurology to schedule an evaluation. Our caring providers will create a customized treatment plan just for you!.

By: Brooke Steiger, NP