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When you get a headache, it's usually not the bones of the skull or the brain itself that's hurting. The pain comes from pain-sensitive nerves that are near the muscles and blood vessels of the face, neck, and scalp, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Find out more about headaches by taking this quiz.
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Francesca Torriani, MD
Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Clinical Epidemiology
UC San Diego | School of Medicine