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What nerves are related to headaches?

I am a 42 year old male. I want to know what nerves are related to headaches?

1 Answer

The short answer is many, but generally speaking, the nerves to the face and scalp, and involved muscles can be involved in tension headaches; nerves to the meninges (the lining of the brain) such as the Vagus nerve can cause headaches. Nerves from the brain stem area (cranial nerves) can also cause certain headache syndromes. Some headaches to not come from nerves.