Headache Types

Headache Types

Nummular Headache

Medically reviewed by Dr. Emma Foster, 17 May 2021

Nummular headache is felt exclusively in one area of the scalp with the pain covering an area that is coin-shaped and sized. This led them to being called ‘nummular’ headache, as nummular means ‘resembling a coin’. They are fixed in size and shape and can cause either continuous or intermittent head pain – in most cases, the headache is chronic and people experience symptoms for over 3 months.

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