Chronic headaches, also known as chronic daily headaches, are headaches experienced 15 or more days each month for more than three months duration. Chronic headaches can be different types of headache subtypes, including migraines, tension headaches and hemicrania continua headaches.
Due to the consistency of having headaches, chronic headaches can be very disabling, requiring lots of time taken off work and responsibilities. Having chronic headaches is also likely to increase the risk of certain mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, and sleep problems. If the headaches are caused by an underlying condition, treatment of this should relieve the headaches. However, if there is no underlying condition, treatment focuses on relieving pain.