Asked by: Joel Taylor, Willand
That’s why they are called headaches, not brainaches! Although the brain doesn’t sense pain directly, it is surrounded by membranes, blood vessels and muscles that do. Ordinary tension headaches are caused by the muscles in your scalp and neck.
The origin of the pain in a migraine headache isn’t fully understood yet, but it may come from the arteries that supply the brain. The brain is just bad at locating the origin of these signals.