Head pain may indicate brain tumors or a brain injury, but in the majority of cases head pain is due to non-organic causes. Organic headaches are symptoms of a physical condition. Examples of organic head pain include meningitis, aneurysm, brain tumors, brain abscesses, and brain injury.
Only one to five percent of head pain has an organic cause, but severe or persistent head pain should never be ignored. If head pain does have an organic cause the condition is often serious enough to require immediate medical attention. Seek medical help for head pain if any of the following conditions apply.
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